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ERIC Number: EJ970879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1478-8497
The Strategic Management of Disaffected Students in Wales
Reid, Ken
International Journal on School Disaffection, v7 n1 p33-40 2010
This article focuses upon recent initiatives aimed at improving the management of disaffected students in Wales. Historically, schools in Wales over the last hundred years have consistently had to manage larger numbers of disaffected students, especially truants and school absentees, than in other parts of the United Kingdom. In her annual report for 2005/06, the Chief Inspector for Schools in Wales stated that managing pupils' behaviour and attendance was the number one educational problem in Wales, which required urgent attention. Until recently, Wales has lagged behind England and Scotland in formulating its policies for disaffected students. This article describes the recent endeavours by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) to reduce students' non-attendance, high levels of fixed and permanent exclusions and to reduce the number of students not in education, employment or training (NEET) in Wales. In particular, the content focuses upon thirteen related strategies which are all in the process of coming together and which should be fully implemented by 2010/11.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)