Residential education: an emerging resource for improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care?

Author:Davies, Miranda
Position:Fostering - Brief article
 
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LEE Bethany and BARTH Rick P

'Residential education: an emerging resource for improving educational outcomes for youth in foster care?'

Children and Youth Services Review 31:1, January 2009, pp 155-160, USA

There is an increasing interest in the use of boarding schools for disadvantaged young people, including those in the child welfare system. However, concerns about group placements and the failings of other congregate care services such as residential treatment have raised questions about the role of residential schools for fostered young people. This study presents results from the first national survey of residential education programmes in the USA. Based on a sample...

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