In Italy, the number of adopted school-age children is increasing. According to the Commission of Intercountry Adoption (2013),3106 children were adopted, 47.5% of them are between 5 and 9 years old. The present action-research aims at exploring thespread of good approaches in schools in terms of welcoming of adopted children. For this purpose, 268 teachers of primaryschools were involved in analyzing the social representation about adopted children and their family. The results show asimplified vision of the adoptive family, which is described as heroic family or, on the contrary, as a family with difficulty.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|