Lipps, Garth; Norris, Christina; Pignal, Jean
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of sociology, psychology and social work
Measuring school engagement
Education quarterly review
Date of Publication
Advocates emotional, social and intellectual engagement in school. Asserts that the lack of school engagement may lead to truancy, juvenile delinquency and dropping out of school. Advances the idea that school engagement is essential for high academic achievement that is seen as a prerequisite for competing in the labour market at the national and international levels. This overwhelming importance attached to school engagement has lead to the development of the The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY). Concludes that the NLSCY geared at measuring school engagement has lead to a distinction between academic engagement as opposed to social engagement which are both features of school engagement and the inclusion of academic identification, social participation and social identification.....