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ERIC Number: EJ853209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1478-8497
Family-Centered Practice with Non-Attending Students in Hong Kong
Lau, Yuk King
International Journal on School Disaffection, v6 n2 p5-8 2009
In this article, the author talks about a family-centered practice model for working with students with non-attendance problems. Family-centered practice positions the family at the center of attention or field of action. Its focus is on those transactions occurring between a person, family, and environment, which affect individuals, families and the larger social forces and systems in which families are embedded. Based on eco-systemic and strength perspectives (Hartman and Laird, 1983; Pecora, Whittaker and Maluccio, 2000), family-centered practices address students' school refusal behaviors in their contexts. The process of family-centered practices with students who have school non-attendance problems is highlighted in the following: (1) joining and discovery; (2) change and celebration; and (3) separation and reflection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong