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ERIC Number: EJ924338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
The Motivation of Boys Who Leave School Early: Impact of Teachers
Harrington, Ingrid
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v7 n1 p47-55 Feb 2008
How well boys perform during the compulsory years of schooling is a significant concern with considerable research highlighting that boys experience problems at school in terms of learning, behaviour, achievement and participation when compared to girls. In particular, the retention of boys to Year 12 has been problematic. This article reports on a study exploring boys' motivations to leave school early on the basis of an opportunistic sample of 22 boys aged 16 in Queensland. The article briefly explores the issues surrounding boys' early school leaving, and makes links between their experiences with teachers at school to their early school leaving decision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia