7 2: The Importance of Culture

Learning Objectives

After this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss what culture is and how it has been defined or described
  • Describe how culture is passed
  • Identify myths about culture
  • Relate how culture affects development
  • Explain the importance of being responsive to children and families’ culture

2.1: Introduction

2.2: The Role of Culture in Development

2.3: Myths About Culture

2.4: Responsiveness to Culture and Language Supports Children’s Learning

2.5: Summary


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