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ERIC Number: EJ811388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 96
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Children's Spiritual Development in Forced Displacement: A Human Rights Perspective
Ojalehto, Bethany; Wang, Qi
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v13 n2 p129-143 May 2008
This article provides a synthesis of current research and theories of spiritual development in forced displacement from a human rights perspective. Spirituality, understood as a cognitive-cultural construct, has shown positive impact on children's development through both collective and individual processes and across ecological domains of the physical world, the community and the individual child. Findings support a human rights framework of spiritual development that privileges the child's and the community's own understandings of human development, and this framework may further serve as an important resource for scaffolding refugee children's development. The study of spiritual development will enable more effective human rights protection of child development in situations of war and forced displacement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; United States