Children in foster care face many circumstances that interfere with their ability to academically perform to their greatest potential. Among an increase in emotional needs, frequently transferring schools can cause a variety of problems for children in foster care to overcome. This research-based thesis takes a look at the current educational stance of the population of children in foster care. Furthermore, it offers possible solutions to reducing academic failure among these children. The tendencies for children in foster care to experience poor living conditions upon entering adulthood is the focus of why education is the essential cornerstone for children in foster care.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-5-2012


Kristina M. Krampe

Mentor Department Affiliation

Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Special Education

Access Options

Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership

Department Name when Degree Awarded

Special Education