Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
School truancy poses a significant problem for the U.S. educational system and our society. Truant students suffer negative effects not only in their education, but also in their potential future financial earnings and even their life expectancy. Despite the recognition of the problem in the United States, efforts to curb truancy have proben largely ineffective.
As exploratory case study, which consisted of semi-structured interviews with five participants - four principals and one district superintendent - examined the perceptions of current truancy intervention programs and ways to improve them. The most common practice for combating truancy involved the employment of truancy officers. However, participants indicated that the most effective ways to curb truancy were by taking more proactive approaches within students' homes and by forming partnerships with different agencies, such as the police and court system.
McNulty, Paige E., "Combating School Truancy: Current Practices and Recommendations for Improvement" (2016). Dissertations. 194.