Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
Print version ISSN 1413-8557
STELLA, Claudia. Mother's aprisionment and children's schooling. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1, pp. 21-28. ISSN 1413-8557.
The objective of this article is to reflect on the impact of mother’s imprisonment on children’s life at school. This work is based on the life histories of children of imprisoned women. The sample was constituted by four young males and two young females, with the average age of 21 years, who were in the schooling process and lived with their mothers or with their mother’s families at the time they went to prison. From the interviews we see that mother’s imprisonment can leave the child in a vulnerable situation, which reflects on the socialization promoted by the school and may take aspects such as: the child may be so involved with his mother’s imprisonment that she or he has limited availability to learn; she or he may not be supervised in his schooling process, since perhaps he doesn’t have a significant adult who supports and values her or his schooling.
Keywords : Mother absence; Academic achivement; Sons.