Absences hinder learning by students who miss class and detract from a dynamic teaching-learning environment, adversely affecting the overall well-being of the class. When choosing to miss a class, a student takes into account only his/her own benefits and costs of attendance and ignores the impact of attendance on the overall well-being of the class. Because individual decisions lead to actions that are not best for the class, teachers have a responsibility to encourage attendance. A variety of regulations and rewards can be used to help achieve a desired level of attendance.
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