Truancy and Schools by Ken ReidTruancy and Schools by Ken Reid

Truancy and Schools

byKen ReidEditorKen Reid

Paperback | November 16, 1999

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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.
Title:Truancy and SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2 inPublished:November 16, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415205093

ISBN - 13:9780415205092

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""This work is primarily intended for teachers and school administrators to aid them in developing appropriate policies and practices to ameliorate the problem of truancy and its consequences not only for the individual, but also for the school system and society as a whole. Recommended for general readers, faculty, researchers, and practitioners." --J.F. Biter, formerly of St. Bonaventure University for "Choice, September 2000."