Journal of Public Child Welfare: 'Educational services for children in foster care: common and contrasting perspectives of child welfare and education stakeholders'.1:2, pp 53-70, 2007, USA
Most literature on the education of foster youth focuses on their individual outcomes and characteristics. A small body of literature documents a lack of collaboration between the child welfare and education systems. This study explores commonalities and differences in perspectives between child welfare and education system stakeholders Stakeholders
All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. . It draws on findings from a multi-county exploratory study on educational services for foster youth in the USA. Findings identify several systemic systemic /sys·tem·ic/ (sis-tem´ik) pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.
1. Of or relating to a system.
2. barriers including placement instability within the child welfare system, limited financial resources of schools and poor interagency communication. In addition, differences in the perceptions of school and child welfare agency child welfare agency Child psychiatry An administrative organization providing protection to children, and supportive services to children and their families personnel regarding the needs of foster children in school, problems encountered in enrolling children in school, and the role and motives of each agency in addressing these needs and problems are identified. These differences point to the challenges involved in improving communication and collaboration between the two systems, as well as the opportunities to improve educational services to children in foster care.