Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title

Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Editor

D.C. Geary, D.B. Berch

First Page

33

Last Page

65

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-29986-0_2

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