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ERIC Number: EJ777351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Educational Experiences of Children in Foster Care: Meta-Analyses of Special Education, Retention and Discipline Rates
Scherr, Tracey G.
School Psychology International, v28 n4 p419-436 2007
The educational achievements of children in foster care have been determined to be below average in individual studies. In the present investigation, 31 studies were examined via four meta-analyses to answer questions regarding the educational status of children in out-of-home placements in multiple countries. Data analysis encompassed the following variables: special education eligibility rates, grade retention rates and disciplinary rates. Exploratory meta-analyses uncovered conclusive results in this project, illuminating common educational challenges faced by children living in foster care across countries. Students living in out-of-home care are disproportionately represented in special education. They are prevented from moving to advanced grade levels at alarming rates. In addition, these students are disciplined frequently in the school setting. Implications for serving fostered youth include promoting pre-referral interventions and positive behavioural supports. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Language: English
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