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ERIC Number: EJ780348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Globally Mobile Children: The Sense of Belonging
Nette, John; Hayden, Mary
Educational Studies, v33 n4 p435-444 Dec 2007
The movement of families around the world is becoming increasingly common, whether involuntarily (as a result of war or famine, for instance) or voluntarily (resulting from economic migration or a parent's occupation). Though one of the effects of globalization is the growing number of professional parents whose occupation causes them to move their families around the world on a fairly regular basis, little is known of the effects of such global mobility on the children. This paper describes a small-scale study undertaken with 120 globally mobile Botswana-based children between 9 and 11 years of age, which explored their perceptions of what it means to belong to a home country. Findings highlighted the many different factors that influence such perceptions (including length of stay, country of birth, country of passport, country of parents' passport or birth), as well as the need for further research to be undertaken in this increasingly important area.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana