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Childhood Socialization: Comparative Studies of Parenting, Learning and Educational Change


reviewed by Heinz-Dieter Meyer 2004

coverTitle: Childhood Socialization: Comparative Studies of Parenting, Learning and Educational Change
Author(s): Robert A. LeVine
Publisher: Comparative Education Research Center, Hong Kong
ISBN: 9628093614, Pages: 299, Year: 2003
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This book by Robert A. LeVine, the eminent scholar of human development, culture, and education, brings together twelve articles (some co-authored with his colleagues) that reflect the development of his work between 1960 and 1996. Since the author is widely known for his seminal contributions to psychological anthropology, one might wonder how a republication of selected papers might enhance his contributions. The answers are: context and continuity. By organizing the articles in five sections, each introduced with a commentary that situates them in the larger context of his evolving research agenda (as well as that of the profession at large), the reader is able to follow one of the pioneering workers on culture and education on his journey from hypothesis to theory, and from part to whole. Robert Levine is one of the few scholars whose work reflects equal interest in the micro- and macro-dimensions of his subject matter. For example, studying changing concepts of fatherhood in Nigeria, he documents in minute detail the behavioral expressions of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 305-307
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11189, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 6:33:17 PM

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  • Heinz-Dieter Meyer
    State University of New York at Albany
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    HEINZ-DIETER MEYER is a professor of Comparative and International Education Policy Studies. His main research interests are in culture and education. His most recent work has appeared in Comparative Education Review, the Journal of Classical Sociology, and the Journal of Education Administration. He is currently working with Brian Rowan on a book titled The New Institutionalism in Education.
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