Factors Influencing Students' Absenteeism in Primary Schools in Jamaica: Perspectives of Community Members

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dc.contributor.author Cook, Loraine D.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-11T15:52:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-11T15:52:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Cook, L. D., & Ezenne, A. (2010). Factors influencing students' absenteeism in primary schools in Jamaica: Perspectives of community members. Caribbean Curriculum, 17, 33-57 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1017-5636
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/11301
dc.description.abstract This study sought to determine the root causes of absenteeism in selected primary schools in Jamaica by investigating the influence of personal, educational, and community factors on student absenteeism from school. Data collection techniques involved the use of focus group interviews with parents, teachers, and community members from 71 schools, and with students (aged 7-12 years) from 10 of these schools, who were identified as having very low attendance rates. The findings suggest that the causal factors for absenteeism do not find their genesis in the family only, but also in the schools, the communities, and the students themselves. These factors combine to accentuate absenteeism in primary school in the rural areas of Jamaica en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine en_US
dc.subject Student attendance en_US
dc.subject Primary school students en_US
dc.subject Absenteeism en_US
dc.subject Social factors en_US
dc.subject Jamaica en_US
dc.title Factors Influencing Students' Absenteeism in Primary Schools in Jamaica: Perspectives of Community Members en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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