We had received a very interesting text from the author Maria Groinig and professor Stephan Sting.

It compares researches about educational pathways of care leavers in different part of Europe and gives insight in situation in Austria. 

Stephan Sting is professor and Maria Groinig research fellow at the Department of social pedagogy and inclusion research Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt. The department pursues a science concept that understands pedagogy as action science, has a close theory-practice relationship and is characterized by interdisciplinary approaches.

The focus is on dealing with social problems and the inclusion of people who are threatened in various ways by social exclusion. The initiation of educational processes and the promotion of self- determined life coping processes are important fields of investigation. The focus continues to be on addressees in a wide variety of life situations, ages and institutional contexts, with an orientation towards the wishes, needs and perspectives of the respective children and young people or adults is in the foreground. Particular attention is paid to the users of social help systems that combination of difficult experiences and constellations of social inclusion and exclusion, disabilities and impairments, as well as the need for support to cope with their life situations.

For more informations:


Prof. Dr. Stephan Sting (Stephan.sting@aau.at)
Maria Groinig, MA (maria.groinig@aau.at)