Girls’ engagement in school has long been a point of interest, particularly in the secondary context. This article from teachermagazine.com.au highlights the importance of the teacher-student relationship.
Research shows that students often become more disengaged in high school.
This is problematic because it means that students are also less likely to enjoy school, be less active participants in their learning, and be less interested in their schoolwork. When students are disengaged, their achievement also suffers (Skinner, Furrer, Marchand, & Kindermann, 2008).