ERIC Number: EJ996999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Mastery: A Lesson from Maria in Venezuela
Powell, Sandra Anez; Powell, Norman W.
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v21 n3 p31-33 Fall 2012
Children who have been born into poverty or into at-risk circumstances are often considered "disposable" and not a societal priority. These youngsters have few advocates and limited successful options in life. In the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela, there is a large population of Amerindians who are called Guajiros. These indigenous people have darker skin, lower social status, and tend to be treated differently than the members. This article describes how a youthworker finds hidden strengths in a young homeless teen mother.
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Social Status, Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Early Parenthood, Mothers, At Risk Students, Case Studies, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Poverty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Venezuela