Helping children with home education: How home education can enable good educational outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care

Gribble, Karleen & English, Rebecca M. (2016) Helping children with home education: How home education can enable good educational outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care. International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies, 7(2), pp. 240-256.

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Abstract

Children who experience maltreatment in their families may be placed in out-of-home care. A large, and increasing, number of children are being raised in these settings in Australia. The history of maltreatment that children in out-of-home care have experienced results in a variety of educational challenges. It is generally believed that schools are best placed to serve the educational needs of these children. However, there is extensive evidence that schools are unable to facilitate learning success for many children in out-of-home care. This paper argues that because home education can provide a low- stress environment and individually tailored learning, it can be an effective method of education for children and young people in out-of-home care. A case study of a home-educated child in out-of-home care is presented.

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ID Code: 95712
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Home education, Out of home care, Complex trauma, Home schooling
DOI: 10.18357/ijcyfs72201615720
ISSN: 1920-7298
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Karleen Gribble and Rebecca English
Deposited On: 23 May 2016 05:10
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 01:53

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