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ERIC Number: EJ927900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Perspectives of Looked after Children on School Experience--A Study Conducted among Primary School Children in a Children's Home in Singapore
Celeste, Yee Soo Chuen
Children & Society, v25 n2 p139-150 Mar 2011
Singapore is known for its well-developed public education. Although there have been prolific studies and advancement in pedagogy of different groups of learners, the progress has yet to capture the interest of children in residential care, and their educational needs remain a field lacking in discussion. This study seeks to give these children a voice by answering three main questions: "(1) What have the children experienced in school? (2) How do they feel about these experiences? (3) To what extent are the children's experiences and feelings related to their background?" A mixed-method approach that encompasses both quantitative and qualitative instruments has been employed to find out from the Primary School children in a local Children's Home their perspectives on school experience. The findings reveal that looked after children do encounter greater challenges in school because of their unique background and lack of resources. Most of them would need to rely on the authorities in both the school and the Home for support if better experience and performance in school are to be achieved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore