Educating Difficult Adolescents: Effective education for children in public care or with emotional or behavioural difficulties

Berridge, D. and Dance, C. and Beecham, J.K. and Field, S. (2008) Educating Difficult Adolescents: Effective education for children in public care or with emotional or behavioural difficulties. Quality Matters in Children's Services . Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, 224 pp. ISBN 9781843106814. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Educational achievements for children in care are significantly poorer than for the general school population. This book explores why this is and how to enable children in care to succeed in the classroom. It evaluates the educational experience and performance of a sample of `difficult' adolescents living in foster families, residential children's homes and residential special schools for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD). The book addresses factors such as the failure to prioritise education for children in care, placement instability and disrupted schooling. It investigates care environments, policy changes and young people's background experiences - as well as the costs of services - in order to gauge the effectiveness of targeted initiatives. The authors adopt a multidisciplinary approach to suggest how best to support children in care in educational settings. This book will be essential reading for professionals supporting children in care, including social workers, directors of children's services, policy makers, school leaders, teachers and managers in the public, voluntary and private sectors. It is also highly relevant for social work and education lecturers, researchers and students

Item Type: Book
Projects: [94] Education services for young people living away from home (PID368)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
L Education
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2009 09:11
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2010 11:24
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14653 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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