Education Programmes

Education is a fundamental element in the ability of children to meet their developmental potential.  It promotes their mental, physical and psychosocial health, and offers a sense of normalcy, even in times of conflict.  Schools are ideal for encouraging awareness of issues which place children at risk and increase the likelihood of child separation, such as HIV/AIDS prevention and child abuse.  

 

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Jacqui Horsburgh - NASEN,

This article arises from an EdD thesis (Horsburgh, 2018) that sought to describe research undertaken to address a perceived gap in the literature by carrying out a detailed examination of the classroom learning of seven primary school aged, care‐experienced children.

Andrea J. Hickey & Robert J. Flynn - Children and Youth Services Review,

This randomized control trial aimed to assess how much Teach Your Children Well (TYCW) - a tutoring program that enhances the academic skills of children in care - tutoring is enough to accelerate learning.

Kayo Nishimoto, Mitsuhiro Ogawa, Qingyi Zhang, Hiroyuki Yamada, Ju Yang - International Journal of Educational Research,

The purpose of this paper is to clarify the process of going to college and subsequent college life of those who have experiences of entering Child Care Institutions (CCI) in Japan and to discuss higher education policies concerning ‘child poverty’ based on the results.

Jace Pillay - School Psychology International,

The aim of this article is to discuss the social justice implications for educational psychologists working with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) who comprise 3.7 million of the population in South Africa.

Hilma Forsman - Stockholm Studies in Social Work,

With an ambition of supporting the design of effective preventive child welfare measures targeting children in out-of-home care (OHC), the overall aim of this thesis is to examine education as a possible intervention path for improving their development and overall life chances.

Brittany P. Mihalec-Adkins, Sharon L. Christ, Elizabeth Day - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current study uses a nationally representative sample of adolescent foster youth in the U.S. to test a model of the influences of placement-related factors on school engagement – namely, foster youth’s perceptions of security in their foster placements, their reports of education-specific involvement by foster caregivers, and the mediating potential of adolescents’ expectations for their future.

Gillian Raab & Cecilia MacIntyre - The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS),

Cross-sectional analysis by the Scottish Government show that the educational outcomes for looked after children are much poorer than for other children in Scotland. This presentation will discuss methods to create a longitudinal data set from these data and thus infer how a child’s lifetime history of care relates to their educational outcomes.

Sharon Pinkney & Gary Walker - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article reports the findings of a small study investigating the experiences of care experienced young people in relation to higher education in England.

Sharon Pinkney & Gary Walker - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article reports the findings of a small study investigating the experiences of care experienced young people in relation to higher education in England.

Kholofelo C. Motha, Matthews M. Makgamatha, Sharlene Swartz - HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies,

This paper presents four case studies of participatory educational research in Africa, including the lived experiences of orphaned children and conceptions of education quality in South Africa.