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Interpretation Of Undergraduates' Truancy Based On The Student's Perspective

Posted on:2009-10-16Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:Y LuFull Text:PDF
GTID:2167360248454508Subject:Higher Education
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It's common that undergraduates absent of classes and the measures that against undergraduates'truancy aren't working well. The author who using qualitative methods tries to interpret the undergraduates'truancy from the student's perspective and answer flowering 2 questions:"how does the undergraduates'truancy behavior format and develop?";"what does the truancy mean to the undergraduates?"The undergraduates'truancy is collective behavior which is persistent and transmissible. It can be broken down into too types: dominant truancy and recessive truancy. This paper first describes the integrity of the process of a student's truancy. This process includes two changes: school norms that the mainstream culture becomes binding until soft misprision, but the student and his friends show the increasing impact. Then this paper summarizes five conditions on the formation and development of the undergraduates'truancy. There are a new awareness of the University Classroom, stressing the priority of personal goals, a new awareness of undergraduates'truancy, peer groups'impact and the weakening of external control. Then this paper discusses that it should be set aside to the angle of anomie education to interpret the undergraduates'truancy. Finally this paper proposes that the formation and development of undergraduates'truancy accord with the formation and development of subculture formation. The undergraduates'truancy has become a sub-culture which is a style of resistance. The undergraduates'truancy at least provide a solution to the problems faced by students. These problems just are conflicts that students need to resolve in the formation and development of Undergraduates'truancy.
Keywords/Search Tags:Undergraduates'truancy, Collective behavior, Sub-culture, Qualitative methods
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