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CHAPETON, Marcela. "I have arrived to find a place to live": Practice readings regarding forced displacement: a case study. Folios [online]. 2007, n.26, pp.71-82. ISSN 0123-4870.

This article provides a summary of the results of the research "Fosterimg Resiliency: A space for reading beyond the classroom boundaries" carried out in the context of forced displacement in Colombia. The main purposes of this case study research was to document, observe, and analyze the responses given by five adults in situation of displacement during the reading sessions and to promote reading as a resource in order building resiliency through dialogic experiences. As a result of this research, this article presents three main findings: 1) the social issues that emerged as critical during the dialogic experiences, 2) the resiliency factors present when dealing with adversity, and 3) the results of the resiliency-building process.

Keywords : Reading practices; adults in situations of displacement; resiliency factors; resiliency as a building process.

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