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What Works in Foster Care?Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study$
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Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195175912

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.001.0001

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Educational Achievements

Educational Achievements

Chapter:
(p.118) 7 Educational Achievements
Source:
What Works in Foster Care?
Author(s):

Peter J. Pecora

Ronald C. Kessler

Jason Williams

A. Chris Downs

Diana J. English

James White

Kirk O'Brien

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0007

This chapter presents the educational experience and achievements of the Northwest alumni. Children in foster care are at high risk for school failure because of childhood deprivation and other adversities, frequent school changes, and lack of educational supports. Because of the extended time in care (an average of over six years), educational achievement is particularly relevant for the Northwest alumni. The educational achievement of alumni is tabled at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   educational experience, educational achievements, high school diploma, GED, college, BA degree, college degree, vocational training, dropout rates

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