African Childhoods: Education, Development, Peacebuilding, and the Youngest Continent

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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.
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KRISTEN CHENEY International Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands CATI COE Rutgers University, USA ELENA COLONNA Istituto de Educação, Universidade do Minho, Portugal C. NANA DERBY Virginia State University, USA BRADLEY E. ENSOR Eastern Michigan University, USA ANDREW EPSTEIN University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA LAUREL FELT Réseau Africain d'Education pour la Santé, Senegal FRANCIS GODWYLL Rhodes University, South Africa JULIA R. HANEBRINK Minority Health International Research Training TRICIA M. REDEKER HEPNER University of Tennessee, USA HANNAH HÖCHNER University of Development, University of Oxford, UK JOHN IDRISS LAHAI University of New England, Australia SIPHOKAZI MAGADLA Rhodes University, South Africa BONODJI NAKO University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA ALEXANDRE RIDEAU Réseau Africain d'Education pour la Santé, Senegal ALANYA J. SMITH Minority Health International Research Training THERESE MUNGAH SHALO TCHOMBE Center for Research in Child and Family Development, University of Buea, Cameroon TAMMY Y. WATKINS Organization for Tropical Studies BETHANY WILINSKI University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Sep 7, 2012
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Pages
262
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ISBN
9781137024701
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / General
Political Science / World / African
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Children's Studies
Social Science / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
Social Science / Sociology / Marriage & Family
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