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ERIC Number: EJ986011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
"Friendship in All Directions": Norwegian Children with Physical Disabilities Experiencing Friendship
Asbjornslett, Mona; Engelsrud, Gunn H.; Helseth, Solvi
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v19 n4 p481-494 Nov 2012
This article examines how Norwegian children with physical disabilities experience friendship during the transition between primary and secondary school. The research was based on 38 life mode interviews with 15 children. Two themes were explored: (1) different kinds of friends: friends with disabilities, friends without disabilities and technology-mediated friendships; and (2) qualities of friendship: understanding, intimacy and trust, mutuality and friendships with children both with and without disabilities. The conclusion is that children with physical disabilities adapt to different, but mutual friendships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway