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Case Study Research for the Remote School Attendance Strategy

Indigenous AffairsEducationRemote School Attendance StrategyEvaluations and Evidence
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Publication author(s):
O’Brien Rich Research Group
Publication abstract:

This report presents the findings of six case studies about how and why the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) is working in those sites. It identifies factors that have contributed to successful operation in varying circumstances. RSAS commenced in 2014 and is designed to lift school attendance in selected remote communities through employment of local School Attendance Supervisors and School Attendance Officers who work with schools, families, and children to ensure students go to school every possible day. Face-to-face interviews with 92 key informants exploring what’s working for whom in what circumstances were conducted, covering the views of RSAS coordinators, team members, school principals, PM&C network staff, and RSAS providers. The analysis highlights a number of high-level factors that appear to strongly impact on success and which could have widespread application to other RSAS sites.

This report complements the Remote School Attendance Strategy Interim Progress Report.

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