What is it about?
This essay argues that, in the cultural process of education, young people neither internalize the culture of their ancestors nor are they molded by their parents and teachers. They interpret and redefine it for their own generation and the next.
Why is it important?
Integrating theoretical and observational studies from a wide variety of cultural and historical contexts, the essay offers an account of education as an open-ended process at the interface between culture and individual development.
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This page is a summary of: The Struggle to Make Sense of School, Human Development, January 1997, Karger Publishers, DOI: 10.1159/000278742.
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