The Kenyan Parent in Changing Times

  • Pamela Akinyi WadendeEmail author
  • Kathleen Fite
  • Jon Lasser
Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 7)


Information exchange among populations in the world is increasingly easier and faster. This exchange has impacted ways of life of different communities around the world that are called upon to explore new ideas. Child rearing practices are part of these new ways. This chapter surveys some features of parenting among the Kenyan Luo and Kipsigis ethnic communities. The chapter reviews the possible causes of the changing trends in parenting observed in the two communities.


Internal Migration Male Circumcision Television Program Female Genital Mutilation Ethnic Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela Akinyi Wadende
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kathleen Fite
    • 2
  • Jon Lasser
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Education, Administration, Psychology, and FoundationsUniversity of KabiangaKerichoKenya
  2. 2.Department of EducationTexas State University-San MarcosSan MarcosUSA
  3. 3.Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School PsychologyTexas State University-San MarcosSan MarcosUSA

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