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Foster Care and Education

Författare och institution:
Ingrid Höjer (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Publicerad i:
"Foster Care and Education" Konferens i Stockholm 080923 anordnad av Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset,
Konferensbidrag, poster
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Why do foster children perform badly at school? There is no evident answer to that question. Very little research has been performed in Sweden. According to the Swedish Education Act, all children and youths shall have equal access to education. All children shall enjoy this right, regardless of gender, where they live, or social or economic factors. Evidence from research clearly shows that out-of-home care has not had the expected compensational effect on the lives of those who have been placed in foster homes or in institutions. This is also true when it comes to education of children and young people placed in out-of-home-care. Apparently, child welfare interventions do not provide adequate support. There is a widening gap between educational potential and attainment as children grow older. For many children and young people placed in out-of-home care, interrupted schooling is a major obstacle Children in (relatively) stable foster care do better than those in residential care. High expectations of educational attainments from carers and social workers also imply better performances at school. Availability of financial support is important. A majority of young people from a care background have little, or no, access to economical support.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete ->
Utbildning, placerade barn, familjehem
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2010-03-15 11:07

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