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Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research

Education in Out-of-Home Care

International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Research

Editors: McNamara, Patricia, Montserrat, Carme, Wise, Sarah (Eds.)

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  • First volume focusing on education in out-of-home care internationally from early childhood to tertiary education  
  • Offers empirical insights and best practice examples of teaching and learning with children and young people in care  
  • Generates new insights into the development and incorporation of diverse research, policy and practice methods in the context of education in out-of-home care   
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This book draws together for the first time some of the most important international policy practice and research relating to education in out-of-home care. It addresses the knowledge gap around how good learning experiences can enrich and add enjoyment to the lives of children and young people as they grow and develop. Through its ecological-development lens it focuses sharply on the experience of learning from early childhood to tertiary education. It offers empirical insights and best practices examples of learning and caregiving contexts with children and young people in formal learning settings, at home and in the community. This book is highly relevant for education and training programs in pedagogy, psychology, social work, youth work, residential care, foster care and kinship care along with early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education courses.   

About the authors

Patricia McNamara is an Australian academic, qualified in education, social work and family therapy. Her extensive practice career encompassed secondary teaching as well as early childhood, primary and secondary school social work. Patricia also worked as a university student counsellor and in child and family mental health. She then undertook doctoral and post-doctoral studies, completing a longitudinal study of adolescent residential treatment. That research had a strong focus on the education experience outcomes of young people living with mental health issues. Patricia has since worked for almost twenty years as a teaching and research academic in social work. Her current research interests include education in out-of-home care and therapeutic approaches to residential and foster care. Together with colleagues from La Trobe University she recently completed a funded scoping of education outcomes of care leavers across Australia. She is currently a Senior Fellow (Hon) in the Department of Social Work at the University of Melbourne where she is engaged in research and postgraduate education. 

Carme Montserrat is an academic qualified in education and social psychology. She has worked in the education and welfare systems in Barcelona (Spain) and as a consultant with the Council of Europe. From 2006 she has been teaching in the degrees of Psychology and Social Education at the University of Girona (Spain) and in Masters and Doctoral programs. She is member of the Research Team on Childhood, Adolescence, Children’s rights and their Quality of Life within the Research Institute on Quality of Life (IRQV) at the University. Her main areas of research are related to vulnerable children and young people and their well-being. Carme is focused on several domains including education of children in out-of-home care. She participated in the European project known as YIPPEE, which had a strong impact on sector awareness and knowledge about the education outcomes of care leavers. Her current research projects, both at national and cross-national levels, include education and wellbeing approaches to children in foster families (kinship and stranger) and residential homes. 

Sarah Wise is an Australian developmental researcher with many years of research, policy and service innovation experience covering a wide range of issues relating to children, parents and families. Her special interest areas are early childhood development, out-of-home care, local area responses and the development of social policy and practice with evidence. Sarah completed her PhD through the Departments of Psychology and Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne on the topic of attachment and wellbeing among foster care children. Sarah has held senior research positions within a Commonwealth Government Statutory Authority and in the not-for-profit child and family welfare sector. Sarah’s research has influenced policy and practice decision-making within the child and family service system. It has been directly linked to program innovation and new resources to improve the educational outcomes of children and young people in foster care and residential care. Sarah is currently employed as a Senior Researcher at the University of Melbourne, Department of Social Work. 

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    McNamara, Patricia (et al.)

  • The Importance of School from an International Perspective: What Do Children in General and Children in Vulnerable Situations Say?

    Pages 13-27

    Montserrat, Carme (et al.)

  • Fostering Success in Education: Educational Outcomes of Students in Foster Care in the United States

    Pages 29-45

    Pecora, Peter J. (et al.)

  • Strengthening the Evidence Base to Improve Educational Outcomes for Australians in Out-of-Home Care

    Pages 47-60

    Harvey, Andrew (et al.)

  • The Educational Progress of Children in Out of Home Care in the UK

    Pages 61-74

    Gardiner, Julian (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26372-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26371-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education in Out-of-Home Care
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Research
Editors
  • Patricia McNamara
  • Carme Montserrat
  • Sarah Wise
Series Title
Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26372-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26372-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26371-3
Series ISSN
1879-5196
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 297
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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