Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Master of Education


In colonial days, there was little need of maintaining a record of the children in a school district. Social and economic life were simple. But later, as conditions changed, there was a comparable change in attitude. Parents demanded that children be educated at public expense, and that they attend school a certain and definite period of time each year. As society grew more culturally and complex, people understood that in order to cope with the times, there was definitely reasons for better attendance on the part of their children. So many aspects of life depend upon the attendance of the school child; such as, slow progress, retardation, school improvement and employment of teachers, that the writer chose to make a study to determine the factors causing irregular attendance in Woodland School District, and to offer recommendations for the correction of the same.

This study in which efforts have been put forth to determine factors causing poor attendance in school, was limited to the elementary children of Woodland School. The discussion aid information concern the causes of irregular attendance methods, recommendations and practices that may be followed by principal and teachers of Woodland Elementary pupils, in efforts to improve attendance.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. C. Preston


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

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