student engagement

Ghosts in the classroom: insights into passive disengagement in the middle years

By Karlie Ross

Students who passively disengage from classroom learning usually go unnoticed by their teachers. However, they can be identified and helped. Specifically, students’ own perspectives on what is going on in their classrooms can help us understand what issues might be contributing to their disengagement. In Australia, research efforts, policy, and school initiatives have attempted to