By Dorothy G. Singer

Offers a desirable and comprehensible account of youth improvement for anyone—education and psychology scholars, day care heart staff and nursery university academics, and parents.

Jean Piaget is arguably crucial determine of the 20th century within the box of kid psychology. Over greater than six many years of learning and dealing with little ones, he brilliantly and insightfully charted the phases of a kid's highbrow maturation from the 1st years to maturity, and in doing so pioneered a brand new mode of knowing the altering ways that a baby involves seize the world.

the aim of A Piaget Primer is to make Piaget's very important paintings with ease available to lecturers, therapists, scholars, and naturally, mom and dad. famous American psychologists distill Piaget's complicated findings into splendidly transparent formulations with out sacrificing both subtlety or importance. to complete this, they hire not just lucid language yet such attention-grabbing illuminations of a kid's international and imaginative and prescient as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh, in addition to media manifestations like Barney and Sesame Street. This thoroughly revised variation of this vintage paintings is as relaxing because it is invaluable—an crucial consultant to comprehending and speaking with kids larger than we ever have prior to.

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385). For Edison’s invention of the incandescent light bulb to become a household technology (see Bazerman, 1999; Hughes, 1999), it went through a process of “enlisting supports of numerous publics (financial, legal, corporate, public, technical)” and “arguing for value in terms of business, law, government, the public, and consumers” (Bazerman, 1998, p. 384). The core of technology also indicates that, for a technology, being usable—derived from its instrumentality—goes hand in hand with being meaningful on a cultural circuit with its engendered meaning through social circulation.

A more theory-informed discussion of globalization can be found in Chapter 11. 3. This dimension was not added until the second edition of Culture’s Consequences (2001). It was developed based on Confucian philosophy. 4. For a similar argument about the positivist paradigm, please see Ford, Connelly, & Meister (2003). 5. For a more detailed clarification of the difference between an activity and action, please see the section on activity theory in Chapter 3. 6. A cultural studies view of articulation refers to the contingent connections embodied in an entity when forming its unity.

For example, earnings and recognition are associated with a masculine type, and cooperation and employment security are associated with a feminine type. • Long- versus short-term orientation3 describes the tendency to foster virtues oriented toward future rewards versus toward more immediate results. Applying a quantitative research methodology, Hofstede generated cultural indexes for the five dimensions and normalized them to values of 0 to above 100. For example, a high power distance index (PDI), like 104 for Malaysia, shows that the vertical structure of authority in this country is more rigid than other countries.

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