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dc.contributor.authorJurczyszyn, Reeny
dc.contributor.authorTilbury, Clare
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:00:46Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:00:46Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-05T23:08:19Z
dc.identifier.issn14456818
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49303
dc.description.abstractHigher and further education is an important gateway to health and emotional wellbeing, job satisfaction and financial security. Young people who have been in out-of-home care often endure disadvantages well beyond the care years, including lower educational attainment and access to post-secondary education. This paper outlines preliminary findings from a research project involving 13 young people who are in care or care leavers, who aspire to, currently attend, or have completed higher or further education. The aim of the research was to better understand the factors that facilitated or constrained interest in further education for young people in care. The factors identified included the importance of having someone to encourage education aspirations, and explore careers and university life, and advocacy to overcome practical barriers. Expectations from carers, workers and teachers can influence aspirations and change the life course for young people in care. The factors that these young people identify can contribute to the development of policy and practical measures that support increased engagement in education for children and young people in care.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAssociation of Children's Welfare Agencies
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/ielapa.640945187544574
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom10
dc.relation.ispartofpageto22
dc.relation.ispartofissueSpring
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDeveloping Practice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCounselling, Welfare and Community Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160702
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.titleHigher and further education for care leavers: a road less travelled
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Work
gro.rights.copyrightSelf-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this journal. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the authors for more information.
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTilbury, Clare
gro.griffith.authorJurczyszyn, Reeny


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