Fostering academic achievement for out-of-home students in transition.
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Don Woodcock
This manuscript is intended to serve as a resource for instructors seeking to assist out-of-home youth to successfully transition from the foster care system to post-system living. Frequently, teens transitioning out of foster care have deficiencies in effective independent living skills, useful employment training, and knowledge of post-high school options. A discussion of the information supporting this position is provided, as well as a review of related literature and research. The implementation of a transitional curriculum focused on independent living skills will help provide at-risk youth in out-of-home care with the skills necessary to become positive, contributing members of society as an adult.
Porter, Valory, "Fostering academic achievement for out-of-home students in transition." (2006). Master of Education Graduate Projects. 202.