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Developing a behavioural model of school attendance : policy implications for Indigenous children and youth, N.Biddle

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Developing a behavioural model of school attendance : policy implications for Indigenous children and youth
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Developing a behavioural model of school attendance
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policy implications for Indigenous children and youth
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N.Biddle
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eng
Summary
To design policies that maximise the chances that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) students will attend school on a given day, it is important to have a detailed understanding of how Indigenous students make the decision about whether to attend. Author analyses four data sets to shed light on the attendance decisions of Indigenous students: the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC), and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS). Author looks at three aspects of the school decision: the relationship between past attendance and current academic outcomes, differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in patterns of attendance, and Indigenous-specific determinants of school attendance. The results of the analysis show that, although there is strong evidence for the policy focus on school attendance, the current policy framework may be missing many of the factors that are driving actual behaviour. In the concluding section of the paper, author discuss the importance of the findings for the development of a behavioural model for school attendance, as well as some further research needed to extend our understanding. Author also discusses some initial policy implications, with a particular focus on the strengths and weaknesses of alternative policies
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AIAS
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Biddle, Nicholas
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Australian National University
Series statement
CAEPR working paper,
Series volume
no. 94/2014
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  • Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (Australia)
  • Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (Program)
  • Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
  • Footprints in Time, the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (Australia)
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • School attendance
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Developing a behavioural model of school attendance : policy implications for Indigenous children and youth, N.Biddle
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http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/Publications/WP/WorkingPaper%2094_Biddle_Nicholas_DevelopingABehaviouralModel_of_School%20AttendancePolicyImplcationsForIndigenousChildren&Youth.pdf
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online resource
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black and white
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text
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rdacontent
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Introduction, policy context and overview -- Data use in the analysis -- Relationship between school attendance and test scores -- The early years - comparisons between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children -- Factors associated with Indigenous school attendance -- Conclusions: towards a model of school attendance
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1 online resource (PDF, 24 pages)
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rdamedia
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Mode of access: via Internet and Adobe reader to view PDF document
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Developing a behavioural model of school attendance : policy implications for Indigenous children and youth, N.Biddle
Link
http://caepr.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/Publications/WP/WorkingPaper%2094_Biddle_Nicholas_DevelopingABehaviouralModel_of_School%20AttendancePolicyImplcationsForIndigenousChildren&Youth.pdf
Publication
Note
Title from PDF cover (viewed 16/11/2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction, policy context and overview -- Data use in the analysis -- Relationship between school attendance and test scores -- The early years - comparisons between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children -- Factors associated with Indigenous school attendance -- Conclusions: towards a model of school attendance
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (PDF, 24 pages)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: via Internet and Adobe reader to view PDF document

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