School-Provided Measures against Truancy and Drop-out

B.J. van Kesteren, K.Tj. Bos

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    Although not used in such a way by every author in the field, two of the output measures in school effectiveness research can be truancy and drop-out rates.

    Despite the fact that truancy and drop-out are brought about by causes outside the control of the school, such as society as a whole, parental background, pupil characteristics, and characteristics of the school system, it is the responsibility of schools to take measures to deal with these problems.

    By way of a study of literature, interviews with school staff and a survey, measures taken by secondary schools with respect to truancy and drop-out are collected and related to other school characteristics and to attendance and drop-out rates.

    In a follow-up study the possible effectiveness of perfecting a school’s anti-truancy system will be assessed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLearning Environments
    Subtitle of host publicationContributions from Dutch and German Research
    EditorsJules M. Pieters, Klaus Breuer, P. Robert-Jan Simons
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-84256-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-52903-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

    Publication series

    NameRecent Research in Psychology
    ISSN (Print)1431-7532


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