ERIC Number: EJ935267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Student Absenteeism: Whose Responsibility?
Barlow, Joyce; Fleischer, Stephanie
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v48 n3 p227-237 2011
Internationally there is concern about levels of student absenteeism. Research underpinning this article consisted of a survey of academic staff and 25 interviews with first year students in a well regarded "new" university in Britain. The article explores the issue of poor attendance and why a significant number of students seem to have difficulty in engaging fully with their studies in order to become critical and autonomous learners. We look at the role of government policy, institutions, educators, students, schools and parents.
Descriptors: Public Policy, Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Responsibility, Motivation, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, School Surveys, Interviews, Personal Autonomy, Virtual Classrooms, Lecture Method
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom