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The Kids and Teens at School (KiTeS) Framework: An Inclusive Bioecological Systems Approach to Understanding School Absenteeism and School Attendance Problems

Melvin, GA, Heyne, D, Gray, KM, Hastings, RP, Totsika, V, Tonge, BJ and Freeman, MM 2019, The Kids and Teens at School (KiTeS) Framework: An Inclusive Bioecological Systems Approach to Understanding School Absenteeism and School Attendance Problems, Frontiers in Education, vol. 4, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.3389/feduc.2019.00061.

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Title The Kids and Teens at School (KiTeS) Framework: An Inclusive Bioecological Systems Approach to Understanding School Absenteeism and School Attendance Problems
Author(s) Melvin, GAORCID iD for Melvin, GA orcid.org/0000-0002-6958-3908
Heyne, D
Gray, KM
Hastings, RP
Totsika, V
Tonge, BJ
Freeman, MM
Journal name Frontiers in Education
Volume number 4
Article ID 61
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Frontiers Media
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication date 2019-06-28
ISSN 2504-284X
Keyword(s) absenteeism
school
school attendance problems
disability
bioecological systems
Summary Absence from school jeopardizes children's and adolescents' education and their social and emotional development. Proximal and distal individual, parental, familial, and environmental factors have been linked to absenteeism and the development and maintenance of school attendance problems. The complex interaction among these factors necessitates a multifactorial approach to understanding school absenteeism and attendance problems. The current paper builds on recent calls to apply bioecological systems frameworks when studying risk factors for school absenteeism and attendance problems. The Kids and Teens at School (KiTeS) Framework presented here is an application of Bronfenbrenner's bioecological systems model, incorporating candidate factors of particular relevance to school absenteeism and attendance problems. The current paper is also a response to the Warnock report which highlighted the need to individualize educational supports for children and adolescents with disabilities, to foster optimal educational outcomes. The KiTeS Framework is an inclusive framework, inclusive of students with and without disabilities. It is envisaged that the KiTeS Framework will provide guidance to researchers aiming to improve understanding of the factors influencing absenteeism among all school-aged students, including those from minority or vulnerable populations.
Language eng
DOI 10.3389/feduc.2019.00061
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2019, Melvin, Heyne, Gray, Hastings, Totsika, Tonge and Freeman
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Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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