ogbu - Ogbu:CulturalDiversityandHumanDevelopment

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Ogbu: Cultural Diversity and Human Development What is culture and What is Development?   a. tend to think of culture as what is in a person's immediate environment or family b. Culture is a way of life shared by members of a population.  It is the social, technoeconomic, and  psychological adaptation worked out in the course of a people's history. Culture includes customs or  institutionalized public behaviors, as well as thought and emotions that accompany and support those public  behaviors. It includes artifacts--things people make or have made that have symbolic meaning. Definition of  culture includes people's economic, political, religious and social institutions-the imperatives of culture. These  imperatives form recognizable pattern requiring competencies that guide the behaviors of members of the  culture fairly predictably.  c. Children develop as they mature--acquire cultural attributes because of maturational abilities, such as  language, cognition motivation and empathy. i. Problem: these attributes are often measured and the results interpreted out of a cultural  context.  ii. Solution: using competence ( capacity and qualities that enable people to get things  done in a manner considered appropriate by members of the culture
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