Violence against Children in Kenya
An Ecological Model of Risk Factors and Consequences, Responses and Projects
2015, Sozialisations- und Bildungsforschung: international, komparativ, historisch. Research in Socialisation and Education: international, comparative, historical, Band 14, 244 Seiten, 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.
Alphonce C. L. Omolo (born 1966 in Kisumu, Kenya) studied Childhood (Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights) at the Institute of Education, University of London. He completed his doctoral degree (Dr. phil.) at the Faculty for Philosophy and Educational Research in the Field of Comparative Education at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, in 2014. He has extended experience and worked in different capacities in street children, youth work and other children and youth protection programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and London between 1987 and 2010. He practices in Kenya and other countries of Africa as a consultant (www.lensthru.com) in the field of child protection (in emergencies and social sector), youth work, education, research and social development.