1st Edition

Early Childhood Development in Humanitarian Crises
South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda





ISBN 9780367228576
Published September 11, 2019 by Routledge
250 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides an analysis of Early Childhood Development (ECD) in South Sudanese refugee camps in Uganda, making the case for the design and implementation of programmes for ECD in emergency situations.



Illustrating the current place of ECD in the humanitarian landscape and the environment in which South Sudanese refugees in Uganda currently live, this book combines child and human development perspectives to underpin the importance of ECD in emergencies. Developing an ECD tool specific to the cultural context and emergency situation, the author examines the outcomes of an ECD programme focused on refugee children and provides evidence for increased investment into ECD in emergencies.



Contributing to the evidence base for Early Childhood Development, this book will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners who conduct research on ECD, education or humanitarianism in developing countries.

Table of Contents



List of illustrations



Foreword: a call for action to support young children and families in crises



Acknowledgements



Introduction



PART I



Background and context



1 Global trends in Early Childhood Development



2 Why Early Childhood Development in emergencies?



3 Overview of the humanitarian landscape



4 South Sudan: decades of conflict with little respite



5 Nexus of Vygotsky and Human Capability Approach



PART II



Early Childhood Development in emergency programming



6 Adaptation of a development model for a humanitarian context



PART III



Evidence for Early Childhood Development in emergencies



7 Research methodology



8 Developing a culturally appropriate child development tool



9 Mixed methods evidence for Early Childhood Development in emergencies



Conclusion: the way forward



Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Sweta Shah received her PhD from The Institute of Education, University College, London, UK, in 2016. She is currently Global Lead, Early Childhood Development at the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Washington, DC, USA.