Are the carefree children copying the truant teachers?

Teachers in public schools have far more absences than their students, study shows

June 17th, 2014 10:28 am| by admin
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Following reports that some students take more that 20 days a year off from school, it has emerged that school teachers average 27 days, according to new numbers from a study carried out by Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Read more: Students missing too much school

The numbers include both sick leave and childcare leave, time off for courses and other absences, but they are not high when compared with absenteeism found in other professions.

Capital offenders
There were large differences in the numbers of days off taken by teachers, depending on where they worked.

In Copenhagen, they missed 38 days' worth of classes. But in Odense, teachers were absent only 21 days.

“We visited a number of schools, and it is striking how large the cultural differences are from school to school,” Professor Kim Normann Andersen from CBS told TV2 News.

“Some places radiate proper procedure, while others radiate exactly the opposite.”

Normann said the culture of a school had more to do with leadership than its economic state or student composition.

(phot: Becks Kaysen)
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