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Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Educational Administration and Supervision

Engagement

2020

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Using Student Engagement And Reengagement To Reduce Chronic School Absenteeism, Janet Lassiter Dennis Jan 2020

Using Student Engagement And Reengagement To Reduce Chronic School Absenteeism, Janet Lassiter Dennis

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

AbstractChronic absenteeism is a problem in an urban school district in Virginia. This problem not only affects the staff and administrators, but it also affects the surrounding communities, students, and parents. The purpose of the study was to the investigate the perceptions of teachers and administrators in the local school district regarding students’ chronic absenteeism. Bowen’s family system theory comprised the conceptual framework that guided this study. The research questions focused on the perceptions of Grade K-12 teachers and administrators about the causes of chronic absenteeism in the local district and their views of the effectiveness of methods that have …