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Approaches to Improving School Attendance: Insights From Australian Principals

Mills, M; Howell, A; Lynch, D; Dungan, J; (2019) Approaches to Improving School Attendance: Insights From Australian Principals. Leadership and Policy in Schools 10.1080/15700763.2019.1695847.

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Abstract

School absenteeism has been concerning educators in the Global North (including Australia) as research suggests a relationship between school attendance, academic achievement and subsequent life chances. This paper focuses on the perspectives of 50 school leaders in Queensland, Australia about approaches to improving attendance. Strategies reflected the cultural, economic and social diversity of their school communities. In general, quality curricula and pedagogies were considered important, but were not explicitly linked to attendance. This suggests the need for schools to develop strategies to enhance student engagement in meaningful learning through quality curricula and pedagogies within a positive school environment.

Type: Article
Title: Approaches to Improving School Attendance: Insights From Australian Principals
DOI: 10.1080/15700763.2019.1695847
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2019.1695847
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10089264
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