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|Title: ||另類聲音的呈現 : 流浪兒童的生活經驗敘述對政策及服務的啟示一一以中國武漢某流浪兒童工讀學校為個案研究 = Let the children speak : case study of lived experience in a reform school in Wuhan and its implication to policy on street children|
|Authors: ||Li, Xiaofeng (李曉鳳)|
|Subjects: ||Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations|
Street children -- China -- Wuhan Shi -- Case studies
|Issue Date: ||2007 |
|Publisher: ||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Abstract: ||本研究採用了“社會問題的社會建構論＂、“社會排斥＂ 與“演化的優勢視角＂等理論視角，建立了本研究解釋中國“問題流浪兒童＂的理論基礎。之後，研究者依靠質性研究方法以及將流浪兒童作為可靠的報告人，重點訪談了武漢某工讀學校12-16 歲的問題流浪兒童10 人、學校老師5 人，並主要藉由“深層描述＂的資料分析方法，由此獲得了以下三個重要發現：一是本研究立足於“邊緣化與規範化、抗爭與服從＂的兩組張力，著
This thesis began by establishing a theoretical explanation of "problem street children" in China through a review on theoretical perspectives such as social construction theory of social problems, social exclusion and the strengths perspective. Based on qualitative research methods and taking street children as reliable informants, the "lived experiences" of street children in their original rural homes, street corner societies and reform school were documented and analyzed. The aim of the research was threefold: firstly, the hitherto "doubly-silenced" street children could voice out their suppressed views making understanding of street children in reform school from a fresh angle possible; secondly, to draw implications on the current policies and services for street children; and thirdly, to formulate an intervention model on "social work counseling" applicable in the reform school. In order to achieve the above aims, an ethnographic approach involving ten teenagers between 12 to 16, and five teachers in a reformed school in Wuhan was deployed as the main research method. Materials captured through systematic interviews and observations were analyzed using deep-description. Three major findings were: firstly, when the dynamic processes of identity re-construction, (from children at home to children on the street to being reform school students), were detailed against two sets of tensions, i.e., between being marginalized or structuralized and oscillating between resistive and obedient, we were able to bring out new understanding about street children in reform school in terms of being abandoned, able to work and be responsible, resilient in difficult situations. This is in direct contradiction with mainstream description of street children as a serious social problem which inevitably leads to extremely different strategies of management. Secondly, implications were drawn on existing policies including repeated failure with repatriation to place of origin policy, rescue and protection centre policy, as well as discipline transformation policy. Thirdly, based on the process of gaining legality in the provision of "social work counseling" in the reform school, the researcher proposed a working model on social work counseling. The research has inherent limitations in that the findings were based only on teenage boys from a single setting. Unfortunately, there is an extreme paucity of literature on street children in China, in particular, scattered and thin when it comes to female street children. Applicability of the social work counseling model on teenage girls remains to be examined.
|Degree: ||Ph.D., Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2007|
|Description: ||xii, 462 leaves ; 30 cm.|
PolyU Library Call No.: [THS] LG51 .H577P APSS 2007 LiX
|Rights: ||All rights reserved.|
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