Permanency Issues

Educating Foster Children for Life

Submitted by James Kenny, PhD on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 10:00

I just returned from a national foster care conference where we held the usual raffles to raise money for college scholarships.  I have a problem.  Education is the way one generation passes on its accumulated knowledge to the next.  We need to expand our understanding of education.  It is not all about college.  Learning means making sense of the environment by interacting with the people and things around us.  Choosing an appropriate course of study is becoming important not only for foster children but for all young people.