Schools: partners in care, releasing potential, Anne McCluskey

Schools: partners in care, releasing potential
Anne McCluskey

Schools offer more than a formal curriculum. Learning happens within relationships
where there is trust and positive regard. This article looks at the particular vulnerability in
education of young people in the care system, by examining international evidence and
an exploratory study undertaken in Ireland. It highlights the potential for education to
make a positive difference, through understanding the nurturing role of education,
relationship-building, and partnership between schools and foster carers. Gathering data
on children in state care within the school system would be a first step towards
recognition of their educational rights, and towards addressing the specific risks to the
achievement of their potential in life.

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