Does It Take a Village to Raise a Child? Essay by Quality Writers

Does It Take a Village to Raise a Child?
Evaluates the ancient African proverb "It takes a whole village to raise a child", used in the context of youth development.
# 104462 | 885 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 15, 2008 in Child, Youth Issues (General)


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Description:

This paper explains that the proverb ---"It takes a whole village to raise a child" --- advocates that the upbringing of a child depends not only on the family but also on the whole community. The author presents arguments for and against this statement and concludes that, with it takes the family, then the community, and finally the whole world to raise a child.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Yes, It Takes A Village...
No, It Does Not Take A Village...
Villages outside the US
The Family and the Village
It Takes a Child...
The Global Village

From the Paper:

"Nowhere are the two opposing views of childrearing as evident as in Germany. Today's middle-aged generation from the former East Germany were institutionally raised typical of communist societies. Their peers who grew up in the West were raised in a very family-oriented setting by stay-at-home moms. The result is a clash of childrearing philosophies."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clinton, H. (1996). It takes a village to raise a child. Speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention, Chicago Aug. 27, 1996. (c) Associated Press. Retrieved June 5, 2007, from http://www.happinessonline.org/LoveAndHelpChildren/p12.htm
  • Flynn Keith, D. (2003). It does NOT take a village to raise a child. Homefires: The Journal of Homeschooling Online. Retrieved June 5, 2007, from http://www.homefires.com/articles/village.asp
  • Henderson, N. (1998, January/February). Connectedness is crucial. Student Assistance Journal, 30. Retrieved June 5, 2007, from http://www.resiliency.com
  • Kretzmann, J.P. & Schmitz, P. (1995). It takes a child to raise a whole village. In Wingspread 1994-95 Annual Report. Racine, WI: The Johnson Foundation Inc. Retrieved June 5, 2007, from http://www.resiliency.com

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