Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care: European Policy and Practice

Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care: European Policy and Practice

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Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care: European Policy and Practice by Sonia Jackson, Claire Cameron

Across Europe young people in public care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. This book provides a comprehensive account of why this shocking discrepancy exists and outlines ways to address the imbalance. Drawing extensively on a substantial three-year long European Union funded research project led by the authors, this book examines the participation of young people in care in further and higher education in Europe. It provides a historical and legislative overview of the topic and in-depth national case studies look at the situation in England, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and Hungary. The authors set out clearly what we can learn from these cross-national comparisons and how to create more equal opportunities for children and young people in care. This important book will be essential reading for researchers and policy makers working on child welfare or young people in care, including government and local authority policy-makers, managers of children's and education services, school governors, and academics working in the fields of education, sociology, psychology, social work and social policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857007414
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 06/21/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sonia Jackson is Professor Emerita of Social Care and Education at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London. From 2001-2005 she was project director of the UK-based research project By Degrees: From Care to University and followed this by initiating and directing the project on which this book is based: 'Young People in Public Care: Pathways to Education in Europe' (YiPPEE) (2008-2011). She has published widely on the education of young people in out-of-home care. Claire Cameron is a Reader in Education and Co-Deputy Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education. She coordinated the YiPPEE study and has led several national and cross-national studies of children and young people in public care including one on young people leaving care and their access to services.
Sonia Jackson OBE is Emeritus Professor at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University College London. She has previously worked as a clinical psychologist, teacher and social worker and undertook the first research which revealed the neglect of education for children in care. Since then she has led major research studies and published many books and articles on improving their educational opportunities. She is a Patron of the Who Cares? Trust and the Letterbox Club.
Claire Cameron PhD is Professor of Social Pedagogy and Deputy Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University College London. Previously a social worker, her research contributes to the development of the children's workforce and the quality of life of children and young people attending care and education services, particularly looked after children.

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