Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Teacher Education


This study was designed to produce a handbook for classroom teachers of research based strategies used to prevent absenteeism among students with disabilities. These strategies were derived from an extensive review of relevant literature and then reviewed by a panel of professionals in the field of education. As per their suggestions, the handbook was edited and a final review was conducted. A final draft of the handbook was created and field tested for two weeks with five classroom teachers. A survey was conducted among those who participated in the field test regarding the ease of use, format and usefulness of information in the handbook. Issues regarding the benefits, limitations, and implications regarding the utility of this handbook in supporting teachers to prevent student absenteeism are discussed.


Thesis (M.A.) Teacher Education Department