By Lawrence E. Harrison, Jerome Kagan
Constructing Cultures: Essays on Cultural swap is a suite of 21 specialist essays at the associations that transmit cultural values from iteration to iteration. The essays are an outgrowth of a learn venture all started via Samuel Huntington and Larry Harrison of their broadly mentioned booklet tradition issues the aim of that is instructions for cultural switch which could speed up improvement within the 3rd global. The essays during this quantity disguise baby rearing, a number of elements of schooling, the world's significant religions, the media, political management, and improvement projects.The publication is significant other quantity to constructing Cultures: Case Studies.(0415952808).
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Any headache or stomach ache is a good enough reason to skip school or not do homework. Parents who react differently may be perceived—even by themselves—as insensitive or negligent. Costa Ricans are socialized from early childhood in a culture where physical complaints are a way of rendering oneself unaccountable. Accountability is, in fact, something new in Latin American culture. The word has no exact translation in Spanish. It is often translated as responsibilidad, or more recently, as rendición de cuentas.
Developmentally, this is related to intolerance for delayed gratification. It is interesting that in Costa Rica the population has been remarkably eager to embrace the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) in children. In some private schools, up to a third of the students are taking medications for ADHD, a diagnosis that is certainly valid for a small proportion of school-age children. Although this social and medical trend is certainly common elsewhere too, it was manifested here earlier and more strongly.
This dynamic obviously interferes with the child’s internalizing an ethic of effort and reward and a sense of responsibility. Ambiguous Communication and Fear of Assertiveness Grusec and Goodnow15 have made an interesting contribution to the topic of styles of discipline. They conclude that two factors determine how well values are transmitted. First, the child must accurately perceive messages involving values; here, parents’ clarity, frequency, and consistency in expressing values are critical.