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Running head: SYNTHESIS CHART FOR CLASS ATTENDANCE

SynthesisChart for Class Attendance

TOPIC:

THESIS

MAIN POINTS

ARTICLES

EVIDENCE

Class attendance ensures there is close contact with the instructor, and ascertains an improved understanding of the course.

The teacher’s contribution in a class.

Student Absenteeism

The benefits of student-teacher contact.

The relationship between class attendance and student performance.

Caviglia-Harris, J. Attendance Rates and Academic Achievement: Do Attendance Policies and Class Size Effects Impact Student Performance?. SSRN Electronic Journal. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.605462

Nyamapfene, A. (2010). Does class attendance still matter?. Engineering Education, 5(1), 64-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.11120/ened.2010.05010064

Schmulian, A. &amp Coetzee, S. (2011). Class absenteeism: reasons for non‐attendance and the effect on academic performance. Accounting Research Journal, 24(2), 178-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/10309611111163718

Yahaya, A., Ramli, J., Hashim, S., Ibrahim, M., &amp Zakaria, Z. (2009). The Relationship between School, Class and Co-Curriculum Absenteeism on the Academic Performance of Selected Secondary School. Journal Of Social Sciences, 5(4), 355-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2009.355.361

SCOTT, D. &amp FRIEDLI, D. (2002). ATTENDANCE PROBLEMS AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES IN NEBRASKA SCHOOLS. Journal Of Drug Education, 32(2), 149-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/jtr4-6l61-4q2k-wden

While some attention is addressed to interactivity and role of the instructor, there is an implicit requirement of continuous interaction between learner and learner and/or learner and instructor.

The relevant question for economic education is whether absenteeism interferes with learning. Not surprisingly, empirical literature suggests an inverse relationship between learning and absenteeism.

Absenteeism may be endogenous to the class time slot. Mid morning classes may be better attended than the afternoon classes.

Expertise appears to be a delicate factor that drives attendance. Students do not attend class if the level of expertise is perceived as either too high or too low.