Entitlement and adherence in Scottish schools

Head, G. (2016) Entitlement and adherence in Scottish schools. Contemporary Social Science, 11(1), pp. 18-29. (doi: 10.1080/21582041.2016.1176347)

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This paper explores the extent to which pupils, through non-attendance, do not take up their full entitlement to schooling. Using statistics from Scotland and elsewhere, this paper explores the nature and extent of the problem, reasons and measures used to address attendance in the UK. This paper also discusses different perspectives of non-adherence to the entitlement of schooling, including that of truancy as a form of ‘opting out’ of the mainstream education system.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:school attendance; truancy; unauthorised absence
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Head, Dr George
Authors: Head, G.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Research Group:School of Education: Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Contemporary Social Science
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):2158-205x
Published Online:20 May 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in Contemporary Social Science 11(1):18-29
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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