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The education of youths placed in out-of-home care

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Jenifer Murphy (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/

Abstract: The typical educational profile of a youth placed in out-of-home care was developed, and the needs of these students were compared to a variety of educational settings available. The observations made at the Boys & Girls Homes School and the interviews of teachers, administrators, social workers, and youths were then used to develop a method of measuring the success of these youths and the schools they attend. Results showed that as educators apply the principles of individualization while understanding the concepts of resiliency and a solution-focused approach, students who have been placed in out-of-home care will succeed.

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Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Foster children--Education, Foster home care--United States
Subjects
Foster children -- Education
Foster home care -- United States