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ERIC Number: EJ986905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
Continuing Educational Participation among Children in Care in Five Countries: Some Issues of Social Class
Cameron, Claire; Jackson, Sonia; Hauari, Hanan; Hollingworth, Katie
Journal of Education Policy, v27 n3 p387-399 2012
Young people who have spent all or part of their childhoods in public care are at particular risk of social exclusion as adults and yet the pathway out of exclusion identified by policy-makers at both European and national levels, namely, education, is very difficult to access. Using data from a five-country study of the post-compulsory educational pathways of young people in public care, this paper examines the rates of participation of young people in further and higher education and considers what might account for the gap, looking at two factors: the impact of background social class on educational support and the educational intentions and practices of the care system. The paper concludes by considering the policy context and some possible tensions between policy aims and young people's contexts and experiences. (Contains 3 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Hungary; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom