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L'accrochage scolaire des jeunes confiés à une famille d'accueil : une réussite atypique au regard des parcours de vie

Abstract : Few research works have focussed on the academic achievement of children in foster care families. When the issue is investigated, it is mainly through the analysis of school difficulties and academic underachievement but rarely through academic success although some foster care children manage to do well at school and to carry on studying until they reach the equivalent of at least A-levels. To understand the underlying reasons behind this success, we will explore the question of corporate parenting in foster families, and how this new environment that is “offered” to the child can redistribute the cards of social determinism. Based on the analysis of forty face-to-face interviews with children who were in foster care, we identify some protective factors that will enable them to persevere in school despite adverse life conditions. We study the relationships between foster care children, their foster families, and their social workers, particularly with regards to the way they approach education. The foster care system in some instances allows children to develop strong bonds with an emotional figure, in the eyes of whom education is important, which seems to influence the academic trajectory of children in foster care.
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Alice Anton Philippon. L'accrochage scolaire des jeunes confiés à une famille d'accueil : une réussite atypique au regard des parcours de vie. Education. COMUE Université Côte d'Azur (2015 - 2019), 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017AZUR2005⟩. ⟨tel-01501461⟩

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