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African childhoods, education, development, peacebuilding, and the youngest continent /, edited by Marisa O. Ensor

African childhoods, education, development, peacebuilding, and the youngest continent /, edited by Marisa O. Ensor
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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non fiction
Main title
African childhoods
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edited by Marisa O. Ensor
Sub title
education, development, peacebuilding, and the youngest continent /
With 70 per cent of its people under the age of 30, Africa is the world's youngest continent. African youngsters have been largely characterized as either vulnerable victims of the frequent humanitarian crises that plague their homelands, or as violent militarized youth and 'troubled' gang members. Young people's contributions to processes of educational provision, peace building and participatory human development in Africa are often ignored. While acknowledging the profound challenges associated with growing up in an environment of uncertainty and deprivation, African Childhoods sheds light on African children's often constructive engagement with a variety of societal conditions, adverse or otherwise, and their ability to positively influence their own lives and those of others
Table Of Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction : African childhoods : education, development, and peacebuilding, and the youngest continent / Marisa O. Ensor -- The political economy of child survival in Africa : agency, labor and subsistence -- Are the barrels empty? : are the children any safer? : child domestic labor and servitude in Ghana / C. Nana Derby -- Matches but no fire : street children and the state in Dares Salaam, Tanzania / Claire M. Wagner, Emmanuely D. Lyimo, & Steven Lwendo -- Youth agency and survival strategies in Sierra Leone's post-war informal economy / John Idriss Lahai -- Turkana children's contributions to subsistence and household ecology in Kenya / Tammy Y. Watkins -- The social context of African children : kinship, hardship, and community -- Children who take care of other children in the suburbs of Maputo, Mozambique / Elena Colonna -- Seen but not heard : African orphanhood as lived experience / Kristen E. Cheney -- Militarization, generational conflict, and the Eritrean refugee crisis / Tricia M. Redeker Hepner -- The human capital of African children : youth voices and schooling in the youngest continent -- Representing youth : school dramas and youth authority in Ghana / Cati Coe -- Conceptualizing the child : an analysis of early childhood care and education policy in Tanzania / Bethany C. Wilinski -- Striving for knowledge and dignity : young Quranic students in Kano, Nigeria / Hannah Hoechner -- African children as political actors : child-inclusive views on peacebuilding and social change -- Dinka youth and the culture of formal schooling in post-conflict South Sudan / Andrew I. Epstein -- Educating postconflict societies : lessons from Rwanda and Liberia / Francis E. Godwyll & Siphokazi Magadla -- Our voice : public health and youths' communication for social change in Senegal / Laurel J. Felt & Alexandre Rideau -- Painting a picture of expressive arts therapy for war-affected youth in Northern Uganda / Julia R. Hanebrink & Alanya J. Smith -- Conclusions -- The next generation of African children / Marisa O. Ensor -- About the contributors -- Index
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