Investigating the school experiences of girls whose parents are separated or divorced : implications for practice

Beausang, Judith J. (2014) Investigating the school experiences of girls whose parents are separated or divorced : implications for practice. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The study investigated the school experiences of girls whose parents are separated or divorced. The case study, conducted in a metropolitan, all-girls Catholic school in Brisbane, drew upon theoretical understandings from childhood studies and children's rights to reveal the school experiences of participants, from their own perspectives. Findings showed that students express emotions about their families while at school, are active agents in their own learning, and seek teachers' understanding of their situation, while respecting their family's privacy. The research points to the need for strengths-based, resilience-building strategies in schools, for an inclusive culture of respect for family diversity, and for understanding of students' transitions between households and family types.

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ID Code: 75643
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Farrell, Ann & Walsh, Kerryann
Keywords: Divorce, Separation, School, Girls, Resilience, Inclusion, Privacy, Childhood Studies, Children's Rights, Outcomes
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2014 06:43
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 06:12

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