NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ770730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Responding to Chronic Non-Attendance: A Review of Intervention Approaches
Lauchlan, Fraser
Educational Psychology in Practice, v19 n2 p133-146 Jun 2003
Chronic non-attendance has generally focused on the distinction between truancy and school refusal: the former has traditionally been linked to conduct disorder, the latter to separation anxiety disorder. However, research has demonstrated that truancy and school refusal exist in the absence of such disorders and, more significantly, that some children and young people exhibit the characteristics of both types of non-attendance behaviour. In the 1990s, a functional analysis became more popular in understanding the problem; that is, examining the reasons why pupils fail to attend school. This has led to more recognition of the schools' responsibility for the presenting difficulties. Research into the various intervention programmes available for tackling non-attendance has failed to find any conclusive evidence in favour of a particular approach. The effectiveness of intervention may depend upon an individual pupil's particular needs and his/her specific reasons for refusing to go to school, but also the importance of involving school and family in responding to the problem is outlined as a potentially key factor.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom