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Why one goes to school: what school means to youngpeople entering foster care
institutionen för juridik, psykologi och socialt arbete. (ICU CHILD)
Institutionen för socialt arbete Göteborgs universitet.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. (ICU CHILD)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8690-3002
2010 (English)In: Child & Family Social Work, ISSN 1356-7500, E-ISSN 1365-2206, Vol. 16, no 1, 43-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this interpretative childhood study of 17 boys and girls aged 13–16 years placed in foster families, the experiences and attitudes towards school are explored. The importance of school as an arena for both earning and socialization is emphasized. Data were collected through interviews, network maps and text answers via mobile phone (‘beepers’). Their educational improvement was based on their understanding of scholastic achievement as meaningful for their future, stability in daily routines and the involvement and support of family, peers and teachers. Access to peers at school is important, and group activities facilitate this. Because of their background, foster youth can also be exposed to bullying from peers. Both learning and socialization at school affect their self-esteem

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2010. Vol. 16, no 1, 43-51 p.
Keyword [en]
familjehemsplacerad, ungdom, fosterbarn, släktinghem
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Social Work Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-11238DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00706.xISI: 000285754400005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-78650255278OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-11238DiVA: diva2:378604
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Flickors och pojkars upplevelse av tillhörighet vid placering i släktingfamiljer respektive icke-släktingfamiljer – ett interaktivt perspektiv
Available from: 2010-12-15 Created: 2010-12-15 Last updated: 2014-06-23Bibliographically approved

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