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The Impact of Culture on the Development of a Child

Ifeyinwa Cordelia Isidienu

Abstract


Culture performs a significant role in the development of a child. No individual develops outside the culture. The cultural background in which a child is brought up affects the totality of his life’s activities. It is the culture of the people that creates the folk that stipulates reasons for action. Notions already established by an individual as a result of these formation processes are difficult to change. The formed behaviour is a symbol of identity and could also be an obstacle to adaptation. The Igbo people of Eastern Nigeria have a landmark in child’s development. It is, however necessary to ascertain those cultural make-ups that could bring differences in character that marks off an individual from the rest of the same kind; and however a barrier or an advantage to human development.




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