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Entering the World of Activities - Culturally Ruled
Entering the world of activities - culturally ruled

Human ontogeny is remarkably slow - in comparison with any other species. It is also relatively well buffered against temporary guidance by environmental features in non-correctable directions. The developing human being is both open and resistant to re-directions - already at the biological level.

Cultural direction of activities is central to middle childhood and adolescence. There are numerous possibilities for collective-cultural direction of children's experiences. Middle childhood is a crucial period for working out specific relationships that developing children are establishing with the life contexts of the adults. These relations can vary on the basis of adults’ symbolic construction of limits for children's entrance into their worlds. Different aspects of everyday ...

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