Student absenteeism: whose responsibility?

Barlow, Joyce and FLEISCHER, STEPHANIE (2011) Student absenteeism: whose responsibility? Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 48 (3). pp. 227-237. ISSN 1470-3297

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Abstract

Internationally there is concern about levels of student absenteeism. Research underpinning this article consisted of a survey of academic staff and 25 interviews with first year students in a well regarded ‘new’ university in Britain. The article explores the issue of poor attendance and why a significant number of students seem to have difficulty in engaging fully with their studies in order to become critical and autonomous learners. We look at the role of government policy, institutions, educators, students, schools and parents.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:© 2011 Taylor & Francis
Uncontrolled Keywords:absenteeism; responsibility; attendance policies
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1080/14703297.2011.593700
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
ID Code:9146
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:07 Sep 2011 09:43
Last Modified:11 Sep 2013 12:59

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