ERIC Number: ED503289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 8
Foster Youth Who Have Succeeded in Higher Education: Common Themes. Information Brief. Volume 7, Issue 1
Lovitt, Thomas; Emerson, John
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota
The publication is based on interviews conducted by Casey Family Programs with eight foster youth who graduated from college to learn their perspectives on going to college and obtaining a degree despite numerous barriers. This report presents fifteen major themes concerning college success and their general outlook on life. Their accomplishments suggest that all young people, including foster youth and youth with disabilities, can succeed academically given adequate support and advocacy from educators, professionals, and their caregivers. The perspectives of these graduates on going to college and earning a degree, despite various barriers, presents an opportunity to learn how other young adults like them might be better supported.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Success, College Graduates, Attitude Measures, Disabilities, Advocacy, Family Influence, Social Support Groups, Time Management, Extracurricular Activities, School Counselors, Counselor Role, School Counseling, Financial Support, High School Students, Student Personnel Services
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncset.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.