Familial, social and cultural contexts for child development

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    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
    ISBN (Print)017012732X
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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