ERIC Number: EJ871551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Caring for Foster Children in the South. Why They Did Not Have Even One Person to Care for Them.
Nowak-Fabrykowski, Krystyna; Piver, Patricia S.
Education, v129 n2 p192-201 Win 2008
The purpose of this research is to seek suggestions from foster parents' as to how teachers could help foster children and their parents. Questionnaires including twelve questions were distributed to one hundred fifty foster parents through South Carolina by the Foster Parents Association and South Carolina Social Services. Only twenty were returned. The research uncovered motives behind why people become foster parents, the number of children they accept, and how long the children remain in their care. The study results describe foster parents' views on major problems children are facing in school and provide recommendations on how to improve the situation of children in foster care.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Teacher Role, Questionnaires, Parents, Motivation, Parent Attitudes, Child Rearing, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina