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Baker, Matt; Bishop, Felicity L. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
The concept of "extended non-attendance" ("school phobia" or "school refusal") was distinguished from truancy early in the twentieth century, and refers to children who fear school and avoid attending. Despite much subsequent research, outcomes for those affected remain poor, and their voices remain largely absent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Out of School Youth, Attendance
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Sharp, Russell – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Government and educational priorities place importance on young people of secondary school age being active, having their voices heard, and participating in their community. This paper explores an understanding of the role of agency in young people's lives and how the concept is developing. Young people who perceive themselves as having agency may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Empowerment