Devising Specific Measures to Deal with Elementary and Junior High School Students Who Refuse to Attend School: Suggestions for Further Efforts Based on Recent Data
There are numerous social issues that need to be quickly addressed in Japan [1-5]. Some of these issues concern children [6-8], and one such issue is refusal to attend school. Over the years from 1995-2006 the proportion of Japanese children who refused to attend school increased until 2001, but that proportion plateaued from 2002-2006 . Recent trends in refusal to attend school need to be studied in detail, and specific measures to deal with refusal to attend school need to be devised.