One-parent families and educational disadvantage


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Content type
Research report

October 1982

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Paper is based on the findings from a pilot study of the possible educational problems suffered by the growing number of children from Victoria's one parent homes. It discusses the special curricular, scheduling and counselling needs these children may have which differ from those of children from two parent families.   


  • The Study
  • Teachers' Responses
  • Perceived Differences
  • Lone-Parent Views
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography

Edgar, D., & Headlam, F. (1982). One-parent families and educational disadvantage (Working Paper No. 4). Melbourne: Institute of Family Studies.