Similarities and Differences Between Children Across Cultures

Daniel McLaren, Claire Buckley and Elanor Thackray

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For this topic, we are going to compare the similarities and differences betweeen a middle class Australian child and a child from the non-developed, third world South Pacific nation of Vanuatu.
We will use two developmental theories from Bronfenbrenner and Vygotsky to help you to understand the differences and similarities. While the comparison is not broad, with only 2 cultures being studied, we hope to show that similarities and differences do occur between children across cultures.

A Day in the Life of an Australian Child

Outline of a typical day in the life of an Australian child

A Day in the Life of an Ni-Vanuatu Child

Outline of a typical day in the life of a Ni-Vanuatu child

Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory

Outline of Lev Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory and how it applies to the two children from different cultures

Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory

Outline of Urie Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory and how it applies to the two children from different cultures

Comparison of Australian and Ni-Vanuatu Children

A comparison between the Australian child and the Ni-Vanuatu child showing the obvious similarities and differences

References

Reference list