- 福祉社会学部論集 = Quarterly journal of welfare society (ISSN:13466321)
- vol.38, no.1, pp.15-28, 2019-07-01
Our country's welfare policy for children who need social care is based on helping children to be independent in the future. While most of the child care facilities focus on teaching children common sense and good habits, they do not do enough on preparing them to be independent when they grow up. Due to the children living in the care facilities they couldn't get the appropriate nurturing environment so they often have troubles regarding their mental well-being and physical health. Instead of prioritizing nurturing support, scholastic support and entrance into a higher education should be given priority. On the other hand, to master a basic scholastic ability helps to increase self confidence. This benefits school life which leads them to a better life. Getting into a college does this as well. The new view of scholastic ability, which emphasizes the zest of living, brings the relationship between scholastic ability and social independence closer. Child care facilities also require specific support for children to acquire basic scholastic ability.