Walking the tightrope with no net below : children from foster care transition to college

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dc.contributor.advisor Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle, 1971- en_US
dc.contributor.author Cooprider, Carlotta K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:24:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:24:22Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 2007 .C66 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/175624
dc.description.abstract This study examines many of the common and unique barriers and obstacles that foster care youth encounter when transitioning into postsecondary education. It also considers how these obstacles affect the degree of commitment and persistence toward education aspirations and results. The subjects for the study were Indiana former foster care youth who received educational support funding through Educational Training Vouchers to enroll and attend postsecondary education for the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.The data set used in this study constitutes the first and only comprehensive data on postsecondary enrolled former foster care youth in Indiana. Also of note, this study will begin to shine a light on the unique challenges faced by resource steams targeted to assist this population. By analyzing this available data using quantitative statistical research methods including logistic regression, those variables, which can be shown to be significant factors to educational continuation, will be discussed. And equally important, using these statistical methodologies, factors which do not hold significance to persistence are pointed out and discussed.By using quantifiable, structured, statistical methodology, relationships were explored between many variables including gender, ethnicity, degree type, grade point average and county of wardship. Implications for future research are included. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.format.extent ii, 67 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ex-foster children -- Education (Higher) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College student orientation. en_US
dc.title Walking the tightrope with no net below : children from foster care transition to college en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1369916 en_US

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