Education in Out-of-Home Care

International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Research

  • Patricia McNamara
  • Carme Montserrat
  • Sarah Wise

Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Patricia McNamara, Carme Montserrat, Sarah Wise
    Pages 1-9
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. National Working Group on Foster Care and Education, Peter J. Pecora, Kirk O’Brien
      Pages 29-45
    3. Andrew Harvey, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Lisa Andrewartha
      Pages 47-60
    4. Julian Gardiner, Chrissy Bolton, Alastair G. Sutcliffe, Edward Melhuish
      Pages 61-74
  4. Part II

  5. Part III

  6. Part IV

  7. Part V

About this book


This book draws together for the first time some of the most important international policy practice and research relating to education in out-of-home care. It addresses the knowledge gap around how good learning experiences can enrich and add enjoyment to the lives of children and young people as they grow and develop. Through its ecological-development lens it focuses sharply on the experience of learning from early childhood to tertiary education. It offers empirical insights and best practices examples of learning and caregiving contexts with children and young people in formal learning settings, at home and in the community. This book is highly relevant for education and training programs in pedagogy, psychology, social work, youth work, residential care, foster care and kinship care along with early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education courses.    

Each Chapter in this volume has been double blind peer reviewed.     


Children and Young People in Care Children’s Education in Care Early Childhood Education Education During Out-of-Home Care Education Inequality Education Outcomes in the US Education Outcomes from Foster Care in Eire Educational Residential Care Facilitating Optimum Learning Outcomes Good Learning Outcomes in Australia Higher Education in the Netherlands Subjective Well-Being Tertiary Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia McNamara
    • 1
  • Carme Montserrat
    • 2
  • Sarah Wise
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social WorkUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Education and Psychology, Research Institute on Quality of LifeUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Social WorkUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26371-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26372-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-5196
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-520X
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