Does the Village Still Raise the Child?: A Collaborative Study of Changing Child-Rearing and Early Education in Kenya
Examining the degree to which Kenyan children are still communally raised, this book presents findings from a national collaborative study considering the impacts of rapid social, economic, and cultural change on child-rearing and early education in Kenya. The narratives of over 460 parents, grandparents, preschool teachers, children, and community leaders provide unique insights on the impacts of neo-colonial policies, development practices, and national austerity measures on everyday lives of families.
A unique aspect of this book is that it decolonizes research through sustained collaboration on all aspects of the study, from design and interview protocol development, to data collection and analysis, through dissemination. This book becomes, then, an invaluable model, for how to do thoughtful, collaborative, comparative research."
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Decolonizing Research Deconstructing Change
Multiple Contexts for the Study
Multiple Contexts for the Study
Childrearing and Early Education in a Changing Kenya
A Collaborative Study
Traditional Communities in Transition Narok and Samburu
Narok and Samburu
Narok District It Takes Grandmothers to Raise a Maasai Child
Embu District It Takes Traditions and Intergenerational Support to Raise a Child
Machakos District It Takes Preschool Teachers As Health Workers to Raise a Child
UrbanHigh Population Density Nairobi and Kisumu
Nairobi and Kisumu
Nairobi It Takes Money and Partners to Raise a Child
Kisumu Municipality It Takes Ayahs and Preschools to Raise a Child
Conclusions Recommendations and Reflections
Making Meaning Does the Village Still Raise the Child?
Samburu District It Takes a Clan to Raise a Child
Tea and Coffee Plantations Kericho and Kiambu
Kericho and Kiambu
Kericho Tea Estates It Takes Child Care Centers and Older Siblings to Raise a Child
Kiambu Coffee and Tea Estates It Takes a Weighing Station and Supportive Manager to Raise a Child
RuralAgricultural Contexts Embu and Machakos
Embu and Machakos
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