Schools Persistent Absentees

Author: D. Galloway
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483296024
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Drawing on an extensive study of persistent absentees, their families and their schools, David Galloway explores the prevalence of absence from schools and the underlying causes. He shows that a majority of poor attendees remain at home with their parents' knowledge, and often with their consent, and argues that the disadvantaged circumstances of many of the families concerned is of little relevance to teachers unless they also recognize how the pupils and their families view what the school has to offer. Using his experience as a teacher, educational psychologist and researcher, he demonstrates that school attendance cannot be usefully considered in isolation from the life and work of the school as a whole.

Tackling Truancy in Schools

Author: Ken Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134628153
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Truancy and Schools

Author: Ken Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134628080
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At present about one million pupils truant from their schools on a daily basis and this book examines why they do it. The numerous reasons for truanting discussed are: * disadvantageous home backgrounds * problems with settling in socially at school * poor performance in school * experiencing bullying in school * not coping with the transition from primary to secondary schooling. This book focuses on the social, psychological and educational causes of truancy. It examines recent research and gives many examples of good practice while also detailing the latest solutions for tackling this problem. The text is for teachers, heads of year and department heads, senior school managers, education welfare officers, social workers, educational psychologists, parents and all those with an interest in educational policy and practice.

Department for Children Schools and Families

Author: Great Britain: Department for Children, Schools and Families
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780101727921
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Following the Machinery of Government changes in June 2007 three new departments were set up in place of the Department for Education and Skills and the Department of Trade and Industry. This 2007 Autumn Performance Report identifies the targets applicable to the Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCFS) and charts its progress against the Spending Review 2004 (SR04), Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets and introduces a new suite of Comprehensive Spending Review Public Service Agreements (CSR07). There is also a chapter on targets from the Spending Review 2002 PSA targets that are still outstanding.

Department for Education and Skills

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215026859
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Research indicates that children who do not attend school regularly are more likely to leave school with few or no qualifications, and to be drawn into crime and anti-social behaviour. Following on from a NAO report (HCP 212, session 2004-05; ISBN 0102932131) published in February 2005, the Committee's report examines the progress made by the DfES to improve school attendance levels, to identify and tackle absence when it occurs, and to persuade pupils and their parents of the importance of attending school. DfES initiatives intended to address the problem have made progress in reducing total absence levels, although unauthorised absence levels remained static for many years and then increased in 2004-05. The initiatives have also helped reduce the number of permanent exclusions. Conclusions reached include that there is a need for more effective national absence data to inform initiatives, and this can be helped through the introduction of electronic registration systems. The report identifies 10 key practices to help schools manage attendance more effectively and share good practice.

Managing School Attendance

Author: Ken Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135009457
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Teachers and governments all agree that if you wish to raise educational standards then it’s imperative to improve school attendance, and yet an average of around ten per cent of secondary pupils are missing school on a daily basis. Despite governments around the globe trying to address this situation, any improvements have been negligible and improvements in school attendance have been stubbornly hard to achieve. As an internationally recognised expert on this topic, Professor Ken Reid offers workable, practical solutions to help schools improve attendance and to reduce non-attendance and truancy at government level, school and local authority level, individual pupil level and at the family level. Underpinned by the very latest research, but expanded upon with an accessible, practitioner focus, the issues covered by this topical text include: The causes of non-attendance and truancy Successful interventions and the evidence from research Reflections on the attempts to find national solutions Implementing home-school solutions An agenda for the future Supporting throughout with case-studies and workable solutions to the most demanding of situations, this book will be essential reading for head teachers, deputy head teachers, teachers and any educational professional eager to raise standards for all.

The Eurogang Paradox

Author: Malcolm Klein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401008825
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the first comprehensive collection of original research reports on the status of street gangs and problematic youth groups in Europe, as well as a set of special, state-of-the-art reports on the current status of American street gang research and its implications for the European gang situation. Professionals and students will find these papers easy to comprehend yet fully informative on comparative street gang studies.