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ERIC Number: EJ998932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Using Group Counseling to Improve the Attendance of Elementary School Students with High Rates of Absenteeism: An Action Research Study
Webb-Landman, Eleanor
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v19 n1 p37-64 Nov 2012
The foundations of academic and social learning are laid in the early years of school, and attendance is critical to school success. However, research suggests that chronic absenteeism is a significant problem at the elementary school level (Chang & Romero, 2008; Romero & Lee, 2007). This paper presents the results of an action research study (ARS) exploring the impact of small group counseling on the attendance, self-concept, and attitude toward school among students with high rates of absenteeism at one elementary school in Georgia. Implications for future research and practice are discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia