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ERIC Number: ED531652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Education at Risk--Educational Care as Part of the Parental Responsibilities for the Child
Collin-Hansen, Ragnhild
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 1 p124-129 2012
Research shows that the most important factor for the child's success in school is support from the parents. According to studies from several European countries, children, who have grown up under public care, often have unsuccessful school biographies. In Norway, some few studies indicate that the situation is not better for the children. One interpretation is that the CWS (child welfare services) are not able to compensate for parental failure. The author's law dissertation from 2008 was an analysis of the structures of human rights and the Norwegian legislation which secures the child's right to education and protection against marginalisation in school. Focus points were the corresponding obligations upon parents, school and the CWS. The intention was to find out whether the law is broken when some children drop out of school, or if the law is not better than it allows it to happen. Home, school and CWS as social institutions have their own acts and two of them have their own professionals with responsibility for the child's education. They are expected to live up to their duties, but if they do not, the national law offer few remedies to protect the child's education. The sector-based legislation demands from home and professionals that they know just their own part. This construction leaves the child dependent upon necessary collaboration between the parties and makes it vulnerable, if they limit their engagement.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway