Author(s): Easen P, Clark J, Wootten M
Abstract: The Department of Education at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne was contracted to undertake aan evaluation of the Attendance Project in the Autumn of 1996. A fuller account of the purpose and methodology of the evaluation is provided in Appendix 1, but essentially the intention was to evaluate the work of the Attendance Project in relation to the aims and objectives established for the Attendance Project when it was set up. The evaluation team sought to do this by gathering accounts of those with experience of the Project in one form or another and by analysing documentation. Inevitably, much of what we report concerns perceptions; it is, however, a truism that when things are perceived as real, they are real in their consequences. The report then sets this within the wider context of the costs of the Project and the work of the Educational Achievement Strategy (EAS).
Keywords: Truancy; Attendance