Journal article

Student engagement, non-completion and pedagogy: Development of a measurement tool

Nicky Dulfer, Suzanne Rice, Kira Clarke

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

A significant body of research documents the negative consequences of dropping out of school for both the individual and society. In attempting to respond to the problem of early school leaving, schools and systems internationally have put in place a range of system-level and local responses such as mentoring, targeted additional career guidance and homework clubs. Unfortunately, these ‘add-ons’ often stop outside the classroom door, and do not consider the impact of teaching practices on students’ engagement in school and their decisions to remain or leave. This article reports on the development of instruments aimed at measuring four constructs that have been shown to be related to student..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by a seed funding grant from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.