Familial, social and cultural contexts for child development

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Abstract

Children do not grow up in isolation. Their development and learning reflect the complex interplay between their inbuilt tendencies and their engagement with the world. In order to provide nuturing and responsive care-giving environments, early childhood practitioners require a sound understanding of the dynamic ways children's contexts influence their development (NICHD, 2000). In this chapter, we aim to 'set the scene' in which child development occurs by placing the child within familial, community, sociopolitical and historical contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChild development and teaching young children
EditorsAyshe Talay-Ongan, Emily A Ap
Place of PublicationSouthbank, VIC
PublisherThomson Social Science
Pages17-36
ISBN (Print)017012732X
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Wong, S. (2005). Familial, social and cultural contexts for child development. In A. Talay-Ongan, & E. A. Ap (Eds.), Child development and teaching young children (pp. 17-36). Southbank, VIC: Thomson Social Science.