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Culture and Competence : Contexts of Life Success - Robert J. Sternberg

Culture and Competence

Contexts of Life Success

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9781591470977
Number Of Pages: 320

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In Culture and Competence: Contexts of Life Success, Robert J. Sternberg and Elena L. Grigorenko bring together a group of leading scholars to discuss how competency is defined in cultures around the world. Moving beyond traditional blanket expectations of Western culture, the authors explore the existence and various forms of "core competencies," discuss how competencies can be identified and studied across cultures, and explain how integral it will be to understand varying definitions of competence as globalization increases and societies become more complex.
This volume will be an invaluable resource for graduate students new to the fields of intelligence and of cultural psychology while also appealing to cognitive, developmental, cultural, and educational psychologists as well as anthropologists and educators at all levels.

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
An Ecocultural Perspective on the Development of Competencep. 3
What Do Children Do When They Cannot Go to School?p. 23
Cultural Competence--Tacit, Yet Fundamental: Self, Social Relations, and Cognition in the United States and Japanp. 55
Understanding the Cognitive and Social Aspects of Intercultural Competencep. 89
The Cultural Deep Structure of Psychological Theories of Social Developmentp. 111
Cultures and Cognition: Performance Differences and Invariant Structuresp. 139
The Cultural Practice of Intelligence Testing: Problems of International Exportp. 163
Intellectual, Attitudinal, and Interpersonal Aspects of Competence in the United States and Japanp. 187
Why Cultural Psychology Is Necessary and Not Just Nice: The Example of the Study of Intelligencep. 207
Culturally Situated Cognitive Competence: A Functional Frameworkp. 225
Ethnoepistemologies at Home and at Schoolp. 251
Reflections on Culture and Competencep. 273
Indexp. 283
About the Editorsp. 299
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ISBN: 9781591470977
ISBN-10: 1591470978
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.84