Muhangi, Arthur

Dr. Muhangi recieved his Masters degree in Human Resource Planning and Management from the Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Delhi, India, and a postgraduate diploma in Children, Youth, and Development from the International Institute of Social Studies, in the Netherlands. He is the Director of the Nascent Research and Development Organisation, Uganda Office, and Lecturer at Nsamizi Training Institute for Social Development.

Role of Knowledge and Culture in Child Care in Africa: A Sociological Study of Several Ethnic Groups in Kenya and Uganda
2012 0-7734-1583-1
This book examines early childhood development (ECD) in Africa. The authors study the positive and negative cultural practices of ethnic groups in Kenya and Uganda and their influence on ECD. While emphasizing the positive, the authors argue that negative local practices such as female genital mutilation, child marriage, and child labor must be challenged because they may violate human rights and are detrimental to the well-being of children. Significantly, the authors conclude that while the forces of globalization have begun to transform education and have led to cultural dissociation in Africa, positive ECD strategies must strengthen rather than supplant the natural and local realities for children.