A Study of Teacher Attitudes and Knowledge Concerning the Attendance Teachers and Their Functions in New York City Schools
The purpose of this dissertation is to acquire an understanding of the attitudes of the classroom teachers toward the members of the Bureau of Attendance. This study intends to discover how much knowledge the teachers have about the functions of the Bureau of Attendance, what knowledge they have of the attendance teacher's work and training, how they view and utilize the attendance teacher's services, how they feel about the attendance teacher's role and her professional competency. It was felt that it would be advantageous to know in which areas of the work of the Attendance Bureau the teachers have realistic concepts and in which further clarification is needed. These two groups work with the school child directly, if in different disciplines, and therefore if a better understanding of their roles and the functions performed by both were to exist, it would enable both to coordinate their efforts in bringing better services to the absentee child.
Friedlander Weiss, Lillian H, "A Study of Teacher Attitudes and Knowledge Concerning the Attendance Teachers and Their Functions in New York City Schools" (1968). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30308736.