This new book on school attendance and behaviour brings an international flavour to the field, with contributions on some of the latest empirical research and thinking from around the world. It includes contributions from Canada and the USA, Hong Kong, Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Some of the interesting, wide-ranging, and often unique topics covered in the book include: truancy and well-being, disaffection, pupil absenteeism, social mediation, aggression in primary schools, bullying, emotional barriers to learning, behaviour management training, exclusion, reintegration, the role of educational psychologists, and ethnic diversity and classroom disruption in the context of migration policies.
The book should prove both helpful and useful for a wide range of professionals, students, and academics, across a wide range of educational, care, and social policy disciplines. This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Studies.
Table of Contents
Managing and improving school attendance and behaviour: new approaches and initiatives Ken Reid
Introduction Ken Reid
1. Truancy and well-being among secondary school pupils in England Gaynor Attwood and Paul Croll
2. What predicts disaffection in Irish primary schools? Merike Darmody and Maeve Thornton
3. Pupil absenteeism and the educational psychologist H.C.M. (Tim) Carroll
4. Truancy: a look at definitions in the USA and other territories Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, Isaac Karikari, Haiping Chen, Eric Wilka and Jangmin Kim
5. Rebuilding attendance practices with youth: the role of social mediation Renira E. Vellos and Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur
6. Aggression in primary schools: the predictive power of the school and home environment Ana Kozina
7. Constructing bullying in Ontario, Canada: a critical policy analysis Sue Winton and Stephanie Tuters
8. Working with schools in identifying and overcoming emotional barriers to learning Poppy Nash and Annette Schlösser
9. Some possible effects of behaviour management training on teacher confidence and competence: evidence from a study of primary school teachers in Hong Kong Paul Cooper and Zi Yan
10. Promoting resilience through adversity: increasing positive outcomes for expelled students Nadia Coleman
11. Factors affecting successful reintegration David Vittle Thomas
12. The relationship between ethnic diversity and classroom disruption in the context of migration policies Gert-Jan M. Veerman
Ken Reid is widely regarded as one of the leading international experts in the field of school attendance, truancy, and behaviour. He was the Chair of the Welsh Government's National Behaviour and Attendance Review (NBAR), which reported in 2008. He is the author or co-author of numerous books in education, research reports, and academic articles in leading journals, and is a much sought after public speaker, professional trainer, and educational commentator within media circles. His most recent books (all published by Routledge) include: Managing School Attendance (2014), An Essential Guide to Improving Attendance in Your School (2014), Better Behaviour through Home-School Relations (with Gill Ellis and Nicola Morgan,2013), and Tackling Behaviour in Your Primary School (with Nicola Morgan, 2012). He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June, 2010.