ECE 205 The Influences Culture has on a Child’s Development.pptx

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THE INFLUENCESCULTURE HAS ON ACHILD’S DEVELOPMENT
CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON CHILDDEVELOPMENTJeff Randall/Digital Vision/ThinkstockThese influences include direct and indirect impacts of culture, race, and ethnicity as well as thepowerful effects of economics, gender roles, marriage, divorce, single parenthood, and religion. Culturaland societal influences on child development can be instilled subtly through natural interactions withothers, can be ingrained deliberately early in life, or can arise as a consequence of the family in whichthe child is born (Groark, McCarthy, & Kirk, 2014). When individuals are part of a cultural group, theylearn the ways of that culture , which enable them to feel like they belong to their community. Culturalperspectives also influence how we parent, how we understand children, how we help them grow upand how we teach them new skills. We learn to communicate and understand our world through thecontext of our languages, traditions, behaviors, beliefs and values (kidsmatter.edu.au).
PHYSICALLYRace is generally considered to be an individual’s physical and biological characteristic, including body bodily structure and the color of the skin, hair, and eyes, whereas

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