ERIC Number: EJ1023890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Looked-After Children: What Supports Them to Learn?
Sugden, Edward Jack
Educational Psychology in Practice, v29 n4 p367-382 2013
This paper outlines a study which explored six young Looked-after Children's perceptions of what supports them to learn. The participants were aged between eight and nine years old and lived in the UK. The study adopted semi-structured interviews and notepad diaries as research methods and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) as the research methodology. Three super-ordinate themes were developed, which focussed on the importance which participants placed on school as the major support for learning as summarised in the themes: a place where I am accepted; a place where I can make choices; and a place which personalises learning. A model seeking to outline the findings was generated and the implications which the research raises are discussed. Additionally, considerations for future research are outlined.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Semi Structured Interviews, Childhood Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Student School Relationship, Phenomenology, School Attitudes, Educational Environment, Teacher Role, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Teacher Student Relationship, Play
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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