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ERIC Number: EJ924672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1524-8372
Applying the Cultural Approach to Cognitive Development
Gauvain, Mary; Beebe, Heidi; Zhao, Shuheng
Journal of Cognition and Development, v12 n2 p121-133 2011
Cognitive development is a cultural process. More experienced cultural members and the practices, institutions, and artifacts of the culture provide support and guidance for children as they develop knowledge and thinking skills. In this article, the authors describe the value that is added to our understanding of cognitive development when cultural contributions are taken into account. They discuss theoretical and practical issues of cultural research with the aim of encouraging researchers to consider culture more centrally in their own work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A