Overcoming Challenges of Teaching Foster Children- Suggestions of Foster Parents from Ohio and South Carolina

By Krystyna Teresa Nowak-Fabrykowski and Pat Piver.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The purpose of this research is to gather information from foster parents in Ohio and South Carolina that may help teachers to overcome challenges of teaching foster children. These studies are comparative and based on qualitative descriptive methodology. In both states one hundred fifty foster parents were addressed, but the low response rate was the limitation of this study. The results describe existing situation: the reasons for becoming foster parents; problems that foster children are facing in school according to foster parents; suggestions as to what teachers could do to help foster children and their parents.

Keywords: Teaching Foster, Adopted Children

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp.231-242. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.238MB).

Dr. Krystyna Teresa Nowak-Fabrykowski

Associate Professor, -, Central Michigan University, Conway, Michigan, USA

Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski (Ph.D) is an Associate Professor at Central Michigan University. Her major research interests are the symbolic representation of children, the teaching of orphan and foster children, and the development and assessment of caring dispositions in pre-service teachers and children.

Dr. Pat Piver

Assistant Professor, Director of MAT program, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, USA

Dr. Patricia Piver is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at Coastal Carolina University. She has nine adopted children and enjoys research topics in adoption, foster children, middle level education and social studies education.


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