Research – A Quality Criterion of SOS Children's Villages

Position paper


The position paper at hand was developed in the course of the strategic initiative "Research" at SOS Children's Villages. It focuses on research at SOS Children's Villages and provides the framework of orientation for the quality of research projects.

According to this concept, all research activities shall contribute to a purposeful further development of the association’s work for the welfare of children and young people in line with the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. There shall be a research culture focusing on the needs of children and young people in their socio-cultural contexts and specific situations.

Hermann Gmeiner Academy Innsbruck

Socio-Educational Institute, Department of Educational Science, SOS Children's Villages Austria

Institute for Social Pedagogy of SOS Children's Villages Germany (ed.)

Munich 2006, self-publishing company

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