The role of local knowledge and culture in child care in Africa [electronic resource] : a sociological study of several ethnic groups in Kenya and Uganda / Auma Okwany, Elizabeth Ngutuku, and Arthur Muhangi ; with a foreword by Kofi Marfo.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-147) and index.
Leveraging indigenous knowledge for child care -- Doing research on indigenous knowledge -- The village still raises the child -- Promoting contextually relevant child rights -- The silenced narrative of child participation and resilience building -- "Re-membering" indigenous knowledge in child care.
This book examines early childhood development (ECD) in Africa. The authors study the positive and negative cultural practices of ethnic groups in Kenya and Uganda and their influence on ECD. While emphasizing the positive, the authors argue that negative local practices such as female genital mutilation, child marriage, and child labor must be challenged because they may violate human rights and are detrimental to the well-being of children. Significantly, the authors conclude that while the forces of globalization have begun to transform education and have led to cultural dissociation in Afr.
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