Who's not here...? Working towards keeping "absentee students" at school

Publication Details

The report is presented in three sections. Section one contains the background to the study, the reasons for the research being undertaken, and a review of the most recent literature which to some extent has influenced the focus of the study. Section two covers the results of the study, and section three is a summary and conclusion to the study.

Author(s): Mary Donn, Ngaire Bennie and Jacquie Kerslake, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 1993

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This report is available as a download (please refer to the 'Downloads' inset box).  To view the individual chapters please refer to the 'Sections' inset box.  For links to related publications/ information that may be of interest please refer to the 'Where to Find Out More' inset box.

Section 1: Acknowledgements

The writers of this report would like to thank the many people who have been, involved in this study. First and foremost, thanks are due to those who participated in the interviews - the principals, teachers, and other staff members of the 23 participating schools, their boards of trustees members and individuals from associated groups and agencies. Without their assistance and the valuable information they provided, this report would not have been possible.

We would also like to thank the district liaison officers for selecting the schools, for liaising with the schools and the ministry during the setting up of the project, and for making members of the research team welcome when they visited.

To the individuals who commented on the report in its draft form, your comments were most helpful.

We also appreciate the assistance and encouragement we received throughout the study from personnel within the ministry - Elspeth Preddey (National Operations) and Rawiri Brell (Policy Division).

To the two members of the Research and Statistics Division who assisted us with the interviews - Shelley Kennedy and Mark Wilkshire - thank you. Your transcribed notes made fascinating reading.

Finally to Katrina Smith for her work on the final presentation of this report - thank you.

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