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Gren-Landell, Malin; Ekerfelt Allvin, Cornelia; Bradley, Maria; Andersson, Maria; Andersson, Gerhard – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
In the present online survey, 158 teachers in regular and special education teaching in grades six to nine were asked to rate the importance of probable reasons for problematic school absenteeism. On average, the teachers estimated that among their students, 19 students had presented with problematic school absenteeism over the last five years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Attendance Patterns, Online Surveys
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Nuttall, Clare; Woods, Kevin – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
Evaluation of successful professional intervention for two case studies of female adolescents' school refusal behaviour is presented. Data gathered from the young person, professionals, and parents in each case are synthesised to propose a multi-level, ecologically situated model of intervention for school refusal behaviour. The proposed model…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Behavior, Adolescents, Females
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Pellegrini, Dario W. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
This article reflects on the behaviour commonly known as "school refusal". After reviewing its established descriptions, the article argues for a different definition, namely "extended school non-attendance", which describes the visible behaviour neutrally, aims to direct one's attention to the school environment, and stresses its persistent…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Environment, Role of Education, Attendance Patterns