Growing up in rural Malawi: dilemmas of childhood

Foster Kholowa, Sue Ellis

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Abstract

Rural Malawi is a place where families are generally poor socio-economically. In this chapter we discuss childhood development in a typical Malawian rural setting by focusing on the overall challenges facing families with young children, and we consider how families are coping. Such challenges involve social structures, community involvement, preparation for schooling, and home versus school literacy and numeracy development for children. We argue that unless these key issues are addressed, rural children will continue to face dilemmas in their development and in the long run, this will limit their future opportunities for personal development and participation in the social and economic development of Malawi.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Childhoods In A Changing World
EditorsMargaret Clark, Stanley Tucker
Place of PublicationStoke-on-Trent
Pages67-76
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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  • dilemmas
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Kholowa, F., & Ellis, S. (2010). Growing up in rural Malawi: dilemmas of childhood. In M. Clark, & S. Tucker (Eds.), Early Childhoods In A Changing World (pp. 67-76). Stoke-on-Trent.
Kholowa, Foster ; Ellis, Sue. / Growing up in rural Malawi: dilemmas of childhood. Early Childhoods In A Changing World. editor / Margaret Clark ; Stanley Tucker. Stoke-on-Trent, 2010. pp. 67-76
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