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Although pupil disaffection has been a major concern to professionals, policy makers and researchers for quite some time, recent professional books in the area tend to focus on behaviour and exclusion from schools. Despite considerable government funding in both LEA's and schools- to promote new measures to improve school attendance, non-attendance at school is a relatively neglected topic as far as serious researched-based literature is concerned. This book will be the first in several years concerned with non-attendance. Previously unpublished research material in the book will provide a multi-disciplinary evaluation of practice at LEA, whole school and individual levels.
Introduction Eric Blyth and Judith Milner 1.Theoretical Debates and Legislative Framework Judith Milmer and Eric Blyth 2.Combating truancy: the Scottish approach Brian Boyd 3.School Attendance and the Role of Law in England an Wales Jon Blacktop and Eric Blyth 4.The Relationship Between Delinquency and Non-attendance at School Cedric Cullingford 5.The Effective Collection and Analysis of Attendance Data Ian Stokes and Jo Walton 6.The Essential Elements of an Effective Attendance Policy Kay Badsley, Peter Costa and Jo Walton 7.Strategies for Improving School Attendance Douglas Macildowie 8.Proactive Primary Approaches to Non-attendance Beverley Lewis 9.Raising Expectations at Don Valley High School Bob Johnson 10.Doing Better: improving the educational experiences of looked-after children and young People Eric Byth, Dorothy Jessop and Judith Milner 11.Student Support Groups Mike Haworth and Kay Bardsley
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