This work uses participatory and strength based methods of data collection and appreciative inquiry as a framework to highlight the contextual nuances of child care systems. This book examines how local community members are leveraging indigenous resources to cope with the exigencies of compromised care contexts. This book explores the distinctive and varied ways in which parents and families in local communities in Kenya and Uganda creatively draw from their socio-historical contexts to provide care for their children. The book contributes to the growing discourse on the need to develop culturally and particularly Africa centered approaches to development. The authors make a strong case for the need to root the dominant narrative of child development in the diversity of local narratives. The book aims to invigorate donors to work within a more culturally relevant framework and motivate the state, the ultimate duty bearer for child well-being, to promote and support culturally relevant child policy and programming that is respectful and inclusive of local perspectives and inputs.
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"Th[is] groundbreaking work... is bound to stimulate further research on past, current, and changing ways of 'dancing' the African child, and I commend the authors for this important contribution." (Prof. Kofi Marfo University of South Florida) "... mandatory reading not only for academic researchers but also for policy makers and practitioners. It should induce any child-oriented organization to hold an internal house-wide workshop so as to make it the intellectual property of all their staff." (Dr. Nico van Oudenhoven)"
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Descrizione libro Edwin Mellen Pr, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0773415831
Descrizione libro Edwin Mellen Pr, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 773415831