The focus of this essay is on the role of culture on children’s social development. Importantly, the form that behaviors take may appear identical across cultures. Yet, given that cultures vary in their customs and beliefs, the same behavior may be interpreted differently across cultures.2 It is likely that any behavior that is viewed, within a culture, as adaptive will lead to its encouragement by significant others including parents and peers; in contrast, if a behavior is perceived to be maladaptive, it will be discouraged. Moreover, the means by which the given behavior is encouraged or discouraged may be culturally determined and defined.
The Early Childhood Education major at the University of Georgia prepares students for careers working with children from Pre-K through 5th grade. The major is classified as high demand, attracting far more applicants each year than can be admitted.
The major at the University of Georgia is offered jointly by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the College of Education and fulfills the requirements for a teacher’s certificate to teach Family and Consumer Science to grades 7-12. The curriculum provides study in teaching methodology as well as courses in nutrition, parenting, single and family living, human development, food service, consumer economics, education, merchandising, housing, and interiors. Students choose from several specialization options: Community Outreach, Culinary, Family Financial Planning, Interior/Fashion/Textiles, Early Childhood, and Foods & Nutrition.
TMA 01 Part A 1. How does this extract from a newspaper article support the argument that British childhood is "in crisis"?
TMA 01 Part A 2. What are the strengths and limitations of the extract as a piece of evidence for this argument? [Word count 687]
TMA 01 Part B How have scientific theories of development had an impact on contemporary understandings of children's social and emotional development? [Word count 1455]