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High Hopes, Grim Reality

Title: High Hopes, Grim Reality: Reintegration and the Education of Former Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.
Name(s): Betancourt, Theresa, author
Simmons, Stephanie, author
Borisova, Ivelina, author
Brewer, Stephanie Erin, author
Iweala, Uzo, author
de la Soudière, Marie, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2008
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The article examines the state of the educational system in Sierra Leone before and after the civil war there and its role in the reintegration of former child soldiers. The perspectives of former child soldiers, caregivers, and community members on reintegration into society through education are discussed. The article also examines access barriers experienced by former child soldiers in obtaining educational and other training opportunities and in otherwise realizing their goals.
Identifier: FSU_migr_edlp_faculty_publications-0007 (IID), 10.1086/591298 (DOI)
Keywords: child soldiers, child abuse, reintegration, education, war, psychological aspects, Sierra Leone
Note: © 2008 Comparative and International Education Society
Citation: Theresa S. Betancourt, Stephanie Simmons, Ivelina Borisova, Stephanie E. Brewer, Uzo Iweala, and Marie de la Soudière. "High Hopes, Grim Reality: Reintegration and the Education of Former Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone." Comparative Education Review 52, no. 4 (2008): 565–587. doi: 10.1086/591298.
Subject(s): Education
Education and state
Public administration
Public policy
Policy sciences
Social policy
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Comparative Education Review.
Issue: 4, 52