Violence against Children in Kenya
An Ecological Model of Risk Factors and Consequences, Responses and Projects
2015, Sozialisations- und Bildungsforschung: international, komparativ, historisch <br />Research in Socialisation and Education: international, comparative, historical, Band 14, 244 pages, paperback, 29,90 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-3172-0
This qualitative research applied the ecological model of socialisation of Urie Bronfenbrenner as its theoretical and analytical framework in examining risk factors and consequences, responses and projects. In assessing what is being done to prevent violence against children in Kenya, Alphonce C.L. Omolo reviews existing projects and policies that shape prevention measures including the possible influence of international conventions. He also analyses diverse sets of ideas, attitudes, philosophies and practices that explain the similar and the different notions of childhood in African and in Western settings. Exploring the social construction of violence, the author examines ideas and discourses that explain the heterogeneous characteristics of violence and how their understanding, occurrence and severity vary from culture to culture.