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Title: Caring for Blind Parents: Cost to the Education and Well-Being of Children in Tamale, Ghana
Contributor(s): Kuyini-Abubakar, Ahmed  (author); Alhassan, Abdul Razak Kuyini (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1080/1536710x.2016.1124252
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Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
160701 Clinical Social Work Practice
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services
440901 Clinical social work practice
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
939903 Equity and Access to Education
939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160201 Equity and access to education
Abstract: In this study we explored the experiences of the guide children (children who guide adults with visual impairment to beg for a living on the streets) in Tamale, Ghana, to unearth the impact of the guiding role on their educational participation and well-being. Data were gathered from 104 children and 57 adults using a set of questionnaires and interviews. The results showed that adults chose many of the children to take on the guide role and many of the children did not attend school. The implications for the children's well-being are discussed in relation to needs and rights.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 15(1), p. 22-41
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1536-7118
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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