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ERIC Number: EJ819895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Writing Ourselves into Being: Writing as Spiritual Self-Care for Adolescent Girls. Part Two
Sinats, P.; Scott, D. G.; McFerran, S.; Hittos, M.; Cragg, C.; Leblanc, T.; Brooks, D.
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v10 n3 p263-276 Dec 2005
This paper, the second of two parts, reports the claims of a participatory qualitative research project that explores the inner self-awareness and self-presentation of adolescent girls based on excerpts from their own adolescent writings. The participants selected material from their own diaries and poetry written between 1969 and 1999 (ages 11-17) that spoke to their adolescent spiritual concerns. The research team addressed questions of audience, voice, intention in writing and the role writing played in maintaining an inner life and sense of self. The persistent themes that arose were creating solitude, transforming to calm, preserving sensitivity, nurturing voice, and connecting beyond the self, while the central identified theme was care of self. Part One set out context and process and then addressed the first two themes. Part Two explores the remaining themes and some implications for care work with adolescent girls. [For part I, see EJ819894.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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