Vulnerable children? The heterogeneity of young children’s experiences in Kenya and Brazil

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Jonathan R. Tudge, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: As we show in this chapter, much of the literature about children’s experiences in Kenya focuses on children in rural areas, whose parents have little or no education. The literature on Brazil, on the other hand, has concentrated largely on children and adolescents living in urban areas, describing the lives of those who are living in poverty and/or existing on the streets. Although these portrayals are not inaccurate of the experiences of many children, they fail to take account of the wide diversity to be found in both countries. In this chapter, we redress the balance by discussing findings from the first author’s study of everyday activities and interactions of 3-year-olds from middle-class and working-class families in a single city from each country. We also provide comparative data from cities in the United States, Russia, Estonia, Finland, and Korea.

Additional Information

D. Johnson, D. Agbenyiga, & R. Hitchkock (Eds.), Vulnerable children: Global challenges in education, health, well-being and child rights (pp. 121¬–137). New York: Springer.
Language: English
Date: 2013
Children, Majority World, Minority World, Cultural-Ecological Theory

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