Chronic School Nonattendance: A Study of the Nature and Characteristics of Fourteen Cases Known to the Case Study Unit V, Brooklyn, New York, 1960 to 1963
Introduction. When a child enters school at the age of six years, he commences a new phase in his social, emotional, and academic development. For many children, unfortunately, school is an unhappy, problem-laden experience. Of those many children, some learn to accept school as a beneficial experience. But what is known about those children who are incapable of accepting school and are refusing to attend school over an extended period of time? The problem of the nonattendant school child is complex, deep, and obscure. He may be able to verbalize : "I don’t like school"; "I don’t want to go anymore". What is he really saying? The answer to this question is to be found in the depth and obscurity of the nature and characteristics of the nonattendant school child. Chronic school nonattendance is a symptom or indication of something faulty in the child’s development. The school, as a social institution and as an authority, is often the common target and scapegoat for the real cause of conflict.
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Kramer, Catherine Eileen, "Chronic School Nonattendance: A Study of the Nature and Characteristics of Fourteen Cases Known to the Case Study Unit V, Brooklyn, New York, 1960 to 1963" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724998.