University Relations | 21 November 2014
It’s common knowledge that attendance matters at any level of educational setting. Unexcused absence from school, or truancy, has been a significant issue in the United States for many decades. Now, thanks to a new wide-ranging study, educators can have better tools to help students want to be in class and even be better prepared for their time there.
Dr. Jonathan W. Shute, assistant professor of education at Brigham Young University–Hawaii’s School of Education, recently coauthored a book entitled Fixing Truancy Now: Inviting Students Back to Class with Dr. Bruce S. Cooper, professor of education at Fordham University Graduate School of Education in New York City. The book describes a new, research-based approach to viewing and fixing truancy.