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Children's Engagement in the World By Edited by Artin Goncu

Children's Engagement in the World
by Edited by Artin Goncu

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This volume, first published in 1999, proposes to study children's development and education within its social as well as cultural context. It brings together the most recent theoretical advances in cultural psychology in order to establish a framework for the studies reported in it.
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Children's Engagement in the World: Sociocultural Perspectives by Edited by Artin Goncu

This volume, first published in 1999, describes children's development in its cultural context. It stresses the point that children's development in diverse cultures follows different paths, depending on the developmental opportunities provided by their cultures. It illustrates that the everyday work at school, and play activities provided for children vary from one culture to another depending on the social and economical structure of children's cultures and adult beliefs about what is valuable for children's participation to secure optimal development. Thus, Children's Engagement in the World: Sociocultural Perspectives proposes to study children's development and education within its social as well as cultural context. It brings together the most recent theoretical advances in cultural psychology in order to establish a framework for the studies reported in it.

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Children's Engagement in the World Reviews


"The great strength of this book lies in the solid epistemological foundations of the research presented in all the chapters and also in the righous methodology used by each researcher. The book should be important reading for all those who think about child development as a complex cultural system of interrelated meaningful actions." Theory & Psychology
"...there is much in this book that will appeal to its intended audience...The chapters are readable, provide examples of programmatic research, and are likely to be rich anchors for discussions about the significance of the conceptual and methodological changes that are occurring in developmental science." Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books.
"...a significant contribution to the field of cross-cultural developmental psychology. Goncu's text is a timely engrossing text and an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of researchers and graduate students in developmental psychology, educational psychology, early childhood education, and related fields..." Mary Bryson, Suzanne de Castell and Masaki Kobayashi; Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal

Table of Contents


Part I. Introduction: 1. Children's and researchers' engagement in the world Artin Goncu; Part II. Children's Engagement in the World: 2. Children's daily lives in a Mayan village: a case study of culturally constructed roles and activities Suzanne Gaskins; 3. Cultural heterogeneity: parental values and beliefs and their preschoolers' activities in the United States, South Korea, Russia and Estonia Jonathan Tudge, Diane Hogan, Soeun Lee, Peeter Tammeveski, Marika Meltsas, Natalya Kulakova, Irina Snezhkova and Sarah Putnam; Part III. Children's Engagement in Play: 4. Activity setting analysis: a model for examining role of culture in development Jo Ann M. Farver; 5. The pragmatics of caregiver-child pretending at home: understanding culturally specific socialization practices Wendy L. Haight; 6. Children's play as cultural activity Artin Goncu, Ute Tuermer, Jyoti Jain and Danielle Johnson; Part IV. Children's Engagement in Planning, Math and Literacy: 7. Everyday opportunities for the development of planning skills: sociocultural and family influences Mary Gauvain; 8. Supportive environments for cognitive development: illustrations from children's mathematical activities outside of school Steven R. Guberman; 9. Becoming literate in the borderlands Christine C. Pappas.

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GOR004422150
Children's Engagement in the World: Sociocultural Perspectives by Edited by Artin Goncu
Edited by Artin Goncu
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1999-11-30
280
0521587220
9780521587228
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