Towards a School-Community Based Approach to Addressing Student Absenteeism (2022–2025)

This project aims to develop an integrated school-community approach to assist education systems to effectively address student absenteeism in marginalised communities. Excessive absenteeism is linked to low academic achievement and school dropout, which limits young people¿TM)s life opportunities and perpetuates social disadvantage. This project will use interdisciplinary methods to bring the experiences of schools and communities, existing research evidence, and academics together to enable schools to work in new ways to improve attendance. Expected outcomes will be enhanced capacity of schools to address absenteeism with the benefit of assisting the government to alleviate the societal and economic costs of this enduring problem.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Associate Dean (Research)
    Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Social Science Research
    Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council