Towards a Local Plan of Prevention and Attention of School Absenteeism in Latin America

Keywords: School absenteeism, program planner, school, education rights

Abstract

School absenteeism is one of the most growing socio-educational problems in schools in the Latin and Central American region. Several studies show the harmful effects it has on the students’ educational performance and their future development opportunities. However, insufficient progress has been made in the formulation of intervention-oriented plans on the subject, and schools are alleged to be responsible for this situation. They are also claimed as scenarios, at the local or territorial level, for actions and the mobilization of resources and socio-educational agents. The purpose of this essay is to present recommendations for the formulation of local plans address and prevent school absenteeism. It focuses on proposing basic conditions for the formulation of a local plan, such as the design of objectives in tune with a moral purpose, a preventive approach, and a collective work.

Author Biographies

Alicia Cristina Razeto-Pavez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Doctora en Ciencias de la Educación, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Académica de la Escuela de Trabajo Social, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Investigadora de la Red Incasi, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Project Number: 691004. Becaria de Postdoctorado Becas Chile 74180055 Conicyt, Chile. Sus temas de trabajo son el absentismo escolar, la alianza familia escuela y el trabajo social en el sistema escolar.

Maribel García-Gracia, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Doctora en Sociología, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Profesora agregada del departamento de Sociologia de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) e investigadora del GRET (Grupo de Investigación Educación y Trabajo) de la UAB desde 1991 donde investiga en torno a los itinerarios y las transiciones educativas de los jóvenes y los procesos de desigualdad de oportunidades educativas, y en particular con relación al absentismo y el abandono educativo.

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Published
2020-08-07
How to Cite
Razeto-Pavez, A., & García-Gracia, M. (2020). Towards a Local Plan of Prevention and Attention of School Absenteeism in Latin America. Revista Electrónica Educare, 24(3), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.15359/ree.24-3.28

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