Contribution to Book
Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education
Springer International Publishing
An important part of the common lore of anthropology is that “other people have culture.” That is, most people fail to recognize or appreciate how much of their lives are governed by habits, values, and expectations that are largely the product of history and culture. They fail to acknowledge that their own way of doing things is not necessarily universal or even widely shared. This ethnocentrism can have enormous consequences for the construction of child development theory and education.
Lancy, David F., "Teaching: Natural or Cultural?" (2016). Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Faculty Publications. Paper 615.