Research & Studies
The HCD Global Alliance supports surveys, studies, and the development of research materials to improve and strengthen instruction in holistic child development. A number of research papers have already been written in this area, and we offer a variety of them here, including cultural, theological and analytical papers that discuss advocacy’s children’s rights, biblical perspectives on children and childhood and children’s participation.
Dr Darin H. Land of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary examines the social-location hermeneutic of Child Theology from the New Testament perspective. This summarised paper was presented at the one-day Child Theology Forum themed "Let the Little Children Come," held on December 4, 2010, at APNTS in the Philippines.
Dr Nativity Petallar of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary attempts to draw implications of the premise of Child Theology to the context and ministries done with Filipino children. This paper was presented at the one-day Child Theology Forum themed "Let the Little Children Come," held on December 4, 2010, at APNTS in the Philippines.
In this brief paper, Dan Brewster outlines the rationale and need of the HCD movement for seminaries and theological institutions around the world.
This case study focuses on the importance of developing networks for local church outreach among children at risk. The methodology consists of interviews, focus groups and documentation. The research was conducted by Praise Goh
This case study describes and analyzes the Early Encounter Project in Cochabamba, Bolivia and its efforts of working with street children and other children at risk. Special emphasis is given to the notion of child protagonism (protagonismo infantil). Interviews, focus groups and document collection are combined as the primary research methodology. Research was conducted by Greg W. Burch.