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Abstract: A B S T RA C TIntervention to improve educational attainment for children in outof-home care is increasingly being recognized as important for their well-being and future opportunities. This paper reports on a mixed method study of the school engagement or connectedness of young people in care. The study comprised a survey of 202 young people in care in Queensland, Australia, and a matched comparison group of young people not in care, plus interviews with a subset of 65 young people in care who were surveyed. … Show more

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“…Research shows how poor educational qualifications and bad school experiences are closely related to low quality of life as adults. Indeed, young people leaving care are often educationally disadvantaged by not receiving adequate schooling (Berlin et al ; Vinnerljung & Hjern ; Tilbury et al ; Cameron et al ). This paper does not focus solely on educational achievements and performances but analyses children's engagement in school and leisure‐time activities in a broader educational and social‐pedagogical perspective, i.e.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Research shows how poor educational qualifications and bad school experiences are closely related to low quality of life as adults. Indeed, young people leaving care are often educationally disadvantaged by not receiving adequate schooling (Berlin et al ; Vinnerljung & Hjern ; Tilbury et al ; Cameron et al ). This paper does not focus solely on educational achievements and performances but analyses children's engagement in school and leisure‐time activities in a broader educational and social‐pedagogical perspective, i.e.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The findings indicate that youths receiving short-term care were more likely to have problems in high school adaptation which was contrary to our hypothesis. In Western studies, strong evidence has been found for a positive relationship between placement stability and school engagement [12,25] which demonstrates that the instability of home placement and school changes can result in distress and adverse outcomes. In Japanese residential institutions, residential care is most common in out-of-home care systems, and children admitted at young ages often live in the same institutions for long periods without changing their care settings.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Although questions of directionality have rightfully been raised (Markowitz, 2017), longitudinal studies have provided strong evidence for a causal relationship by which emotional and behavioral engagement in school influence problem behaviors over time (Li & Lerner, 2011;Li & Lerner, 2013;Wang & Fredricks, 2014;Wang & Peck, 2013). Further, despite growing evidence for the protective potential of school engagement for youth in out-of-home care (e.g., Tilbury, Creed, Buys, Osmond, & Crawford, 2014), there remains a need to understand the specific paths toward supporting school engagement-particularly in relation to behaviors that endanger learning and achievement.…”
Section: Foster Youth Behavior and School Engagementmentioning
confidence: 99%