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Children & Youth in Foster care: A multidimensional issue for educators


Hay, I and Cuskelly, M, Children & Youth in Foster care: A multidimensional issue for educators, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Cognition, Language, and Special Education Research, 2-4 December 2005, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Australia, pp. 179-188. ISBN 1920952527 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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In Australia there are more than 20,000 young people in the care of the state and the majority of these individuals are in foster care due to previous maltreatment or neglect. Across Australia the number of children in care has been steadily increasing and children in foster care represent a diverse, vulnerable, and at times challenging cohort of students in schools. Traditionally, the research literature has concentrated on children in foster care from a social work perspective. In contrast, this paper investigates this cohort of young people from a developmental and educational perspective and reviews procedures and strategies teachers can consider that facilitate the inclusion of these individuals into the classroom. These strategies are identified under the four broad headings of: relocation issues; protection issues; classroom climate and friendship enhancement issues; and programming suggestions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Continuing and community education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:60790
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-02-18
Last Modified:2014-08-07

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