Barbara Rogoff's The Cultural Nature Of Human Development

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After reading chapter one through six of The Cultural Nature of Human Development by Barbara Rogoff, I came across many concepts for understanding cultural practices relate to human development in ways of thinking, remembering, reasoning, and solving problems. However, the three concepts that will affect my future professional life are: chapter two, (1) ethnocentrism. Chapter four: (2) Family and Community Role Specializations. Finally, chapter six: (3) Independence versus interdependence with Autonomy. Ethnocentrism: this issue will certainly affect how I work with patients, the patient’s families and also coworkers. Because trouble will arise when I begin to believe that my culture makes sense, espouses the right values, and represents the right and logical ways to behave. This type of behavior will jeopardize therapy outcome with the patients and also my relationships with coworkers. As future occupational Therapy, I have to manage diversity effectively, by suspending ethnocentric judgments and learn to understand why my clients or coworkers do certain things in a specific manner with the optimal respect. Family and Community Role Specializations: my first culture shock in American was seeing parents take their children to daycares. According to (Rogoff, 2003), In…show more content…
They participate in adult activities with their parents, siblings and elders in the communities. However, autonomy is respected by parents; they believe children are inexperience to make any logical decisions. Therefore, autonomy doesn’t come until that child enters into adolescence and mostly adulthood. As a future occupational therapy, I will be sensitive of cultural practices at work that will impact the outcome of therapy. Also, I will be aware of family members interfering in evaluation process simply because the child lacks the autonomy to speak for

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