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Does the Village Still Raise Child: A Collaborative Study of Changing Child-Rearing and Early Education in Kenya Paperback – Sep 22 2000

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  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr (Oct. 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791447588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791447581
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 494 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,681,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Insightful. Substantive. Makes a major contribution to a sparse literature of early childhood and family ethnographies in Africa written from a collaborative 'decolonized' perspective." -- Valerie Polakow, author of Lives on the Edge: Single Mothers and Their Children in the Other America

"Remarkably fine coverage of social and economic variation as it exists in Kenya. A truly superb descriptive feat!" -- Philip L. Kilbride, coauthor of Street Children in Kenya: Voices of Children in Search of a Childhood

About the Author

Beth Blue Swadener is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Kent State University and the coeditor (with Sally Lubeck) of Children and Families “At Promise”: Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk, also published by SUNY Press, and coeditor (with Shirley A. Kessler) of Reconceptualizing the Early Childhood Curriculum: Beginning the Dialogue.

Margaret Kabiru is Director of the Mwana Mwende Child Development Trust in Nairobi, and Anne Njenga is Lecturer of Early Childhood Education at Kenyatta University in Nairobi.

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