Press Release: Book launch: Don’t Fence Me In: Essays on the Rational Truant

Monday 9 November 2009

The University of Buckingham Press is pleased to announce the launch of Don’t Fence Me In: Essays on the Rational Truant, edited by Michael Conolly and Dennis O’Keeffe, on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 18:30-20:00, at 2, Lord North Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3LB.

Don’t Fence Me In: Essays on the Rational Truant assumes that most truancy is the logical outcome of rational decisions made by students in the face of the circumstances that characterise their school experience. It declines to attribute and consign all acts of truancy to the dustbin of deviance and anti-social behaviour. While it does not seek to absolve young people from responsibility for their actions, it seeks to show that structural weaknesses in the state-supported school system play a significant role in the causation of truancy both from class and school.

This is exclusively a University of Buckingham function. Enquiries and bookings to: DOkeeffe@iea.org.uk.