Title

Aboriginal non-attendance at school: Revisiting the debate

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

AARE

Faculty

Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

School of Education / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

1266

Comments

This article was originally published as: Gray, J., Beresford, Q. (2002). Aboriginal non-attendance at school:revisiting the debate. The Australian Educational Researcher, 29(1), 27-40.Original article available here

Abstract

Non-attendance at school among significant numbers of Aboriginal students has been officially recognised as a major problem since at least the mid 1980s. This article reviews the findings from recent literature on non-attendance within the context of a case study in Perth, Western Australia. Data for the study was obtained from a questionnaire of service providers and district-wide statistics on non-attendance. From this data the following have been identified: the various forms of non-attendance, causal factors associated with non-attendance, and limitations in service provision. Implications relating to policy development are also discussed.

DOI

10.1007/BF03219768

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1007/BF03219768