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ERIC Number: EJ1076205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
Adopted Children: A Question of Identity
Mahmood, Samina; Visser, John
Support for Learning, v30 n3 p268-285 Aug 2015
This article draws upon a study completed in a specific school in Bangalore where most children enter at the pre-school level and continue till high school. While the particular children in the study constitute a small number--four--it was observed that questions of identity mainly arose when they started questioning the circumstances behind their adoption, were curious about their biological roots and searched for answers about their state of belonging. The findings in this study derive from observation of these children from the pre-primary level to high school, supplemented by discussions, interviews and feedback from teachers who have worked with them, the parents of the adopted children, fieldwork and personal interactions, and show that sensitive handling and nurturing are essential in helping these children overcome the difficulties they experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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