Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Smith, Laurie

Second Advisor

Alvarado, Martin

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet C.


The purpose of this study is to assess teacher's perceptions of academic and life success among high school students in foster care in comparison to high school students who are not in foster care. The intent of the study is to examine whether teachers view students who are in foster care placement differently than students who are not in foster care. 36 teachers from two local high schools in Riverside and San Bernardino County were selected to participate in the study.