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Cross-cultural communication in socioculturally responsive programming of early childhood education. Participatory appropriation of new practices requires strong linkages between old and new understandings. Successful co-construction by diverse stakeholder groups requires both common ground and agreed modes of interaction. Sustainable policy requires institutional transformation. Psychological science has better prospects of impacting policy if it is embedded in a multidisciplinary framework.

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Misunderstandings between different cultural groups continues to give rise to violent conflict in many parts of the world and are a major impediment to international cooperation and humanity's prospects for progressive social change.

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The paper brings together several strands of the author's research and publication over the past 50 years.

Professor Robert Serpell
University of Zambia

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This page is a summary of: Culture-Sensitive Communication in Applied Developmental Research, Human Development, January 2021, Karger Publishers, DOI: 10.1159/000512192.
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