Child victims of the armed conflict in Colombia: Dynamics of subjectivity and inclusion in a school setting

Ángela Victoria Vera Márquez, Jorge Enrique Palacio Sañudo, Luceli Patiño Garzón

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This article stems from research on the adaptation and social identity of children displaced by political violence in an urban-school setting. Specifically, the study aims to understand the social situation being experienced by a school community after having received new students who were victims of political violence, and to analyze whether the educational response favors their inclusion. Based on a qualitative methodology, a secondary analysis of a database of 25 interviews with different school actors was done; the group included teaching staff, administrators and parents, along with displaced and non-displaced children. The analysis was carried out using the content analysis technique, aided by use of the Atlas.ti software. The results are grouped into two code ' families:' entry into the school setting and bonding to school life. The findings show the difficulties and tensions experienced by the school in its attempt to adapt itself to the new social logic and to promote an inclusive response.

Translated title of the contributionPoblación infantil víctima del conflicto armado en Colombia: Dinámicas de subjetivación e inclusión en un escenario escolar
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-31
Number of pages20
JournalPerfiles Educativos
Issue number145
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Education


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