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ERIC Number: EJ963129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Here! But What about Those Who Are Not? Reinforcement among Chronically Absent Elementary Students, Its Effectiveness, and the Why behind the Absences
Bickelhaupt, Delane L.
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v18 n1 p54-61 Nov 2011
This paper is a description of an action research (AR) study done with chronically absent elementary school students. The AR sought to answer these questions: 1) do reinforcement and daily check-ins increase attendance and 2) why are some students absent? Related literature regarding attendance and the methods used for the study are described and addressed. Results of the study demonstrated that school counselor daily check-ins and reinforcement increased the attendance of these students. Reasons for absences during the AR study include illness and attending medical appointments. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia