Cultural variation in young children’s access to work or involvement in specialised child-focused activities

  title={Cultural variation in young children’s access to work or involvement in specialised child-focused activities},
  author={Gilda Morelli and Barbara Rogoff and Cathy Angelillo},
  journal={International Journal of Behavioral Development},
  pages={264 - 274}
Ethnographic literature indicates that in many cultural communities around the world, children have extensive opportunities to learn through observing and participating in their community’s work and other mature activities. We argue that in communities in which children are often segregated from adult work (as in middle-class European American communities), young children instead are often involved in specialised child-focused activities such as lessons, adult–child play (and scholastic play… 

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