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560 3/5 10/03/2009 13:08:00 Socio-cultural Approach to Development à guest speaker (I don’t know her name) Child in Context Major figure was Lev Vygotsky ( 1896-1934) Unit of analysis not individual child but child in context Social context not simply a source of information for individual development o Instead, social context is an integral aspect of development, part of mechanism of change Example: “street math” vs. school math Layers of Context (developed by Bronfenbrenner) Macrosystem : outer most layer. Broader cultural context Exosystem: contexts children are not part of that are nevertheless influential (school board) Mesosystem : interrelated Microsystems (neighborhood) Microsystem : innermost layer. Direct interaction between child their family and peers SEE PAGES 359 !!!!! Mechanisms of Change Importance of social world Internalization of external, socially shared processes o Examples: Guided participation in cultural activities (Rogoff)
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