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Title:The African Child and the Dilemma of Changing Family Functions
Author:Uzoka, Azubike F.
Periodical:African Social Research
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:child rearing
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
Abstract:In this paper, the author concerns himself with the predicaments of parents and children in African societies, in which families are undergoing structural and functional changes as the continent embraces technological progress: The role of the psychologist in the study of family functioning - The family matrix; African and Western notions - Some effects of industrialisation and urbanisation in Africa - Child-rearing becomes a nuclear family affair - Absence of clear-cut mores and child-rearing goals - A vacuum in child-rearing - Locus of responsibility for parenting - Problems in mental health - Crucial imperatives - Philosophical choices - Practical choices - Educational choices - Conclusion. Notes, ref.