Barbara Rogoff

On culture and human development: Interview with Barbara Rogoff

Vlad Glăveanu

Abstract


In this interview Professor Barbara Rogoff explores the many ways in which culture shapes the course of human development, and illustrates this with several findings from her past as well as most recent work. These reveal the vital importance of growing up in a family and a community for the human child and participating, from early on, in their various rituals and practices. Building on and enriching cultural psychological sources, Professor Rogoff offers us a comprehensive framework with which to understand both cultural and developmental phenomena and, above all, their multiple intersections. Her suggestions will prove to be invaluable for all the students of culture and community life in their ontogenetic expression.

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https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v7i3.141