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ERIC Number: ED451438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 20
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Childhood: Impressions of the Intifada.
Hanoun, Rasmiyah Abd El-Kader
This paper reports on conversations with Palestinian youth to help gain insight into their perceptions of the ongoing events of the Intifada. Through the children's responses the study determined that they search for their national identity throughout the struggles. Many have gotten actively involved, which has added to their confidence. During the Intifada, the children have been able to rely upon their family and community for support. This has created a sense of unity and camaraderie for them. For the majority of the youth interviewed, this form of moral and social support has been effective in their development. For others, problems such as bed-wetting, nightmares, withdrawal, eating disorders, and aggressive behavior have been apparent. The Palestinian children have lost their childhood. They are concerned with the physical and mental well being of their family. The Intifada represents a mechanism for them to seek and secure their identity. For most children, this is a means of empowerment, and they are proud of their involvement. (Contains 26 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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