Strengthening Africa’s Contributions to Child Development Research: Introduction
child development in Africa, research capacity building, culture and child development research, disciplinary and methodological integration, theoretical integration
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The articles in this Special Section are based on contributions to an SRCD-sponsored invitational conference held in Victoria, Canada, in February 2009. This introductory article establishes the rationale for focusing on Africa as part of an effort to advance a more inclusive science of child development, provides a brief overview of the thrust of the other articles in the section, describes 2 research capacity-building initiatives that emerged from the conference, and concludes with reflective perspectives on conceptual and methodological considerations for a future African child development field.
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Child Development Perspectives, v. 5, issue 2, p. 104-111.
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Marfo, Kofi; Pence, Alan R.; LeVine, Robert A.; and LeVine, Sarah, "Strengthening Africa’s Contributions to Child Development Research: Introduction" (2011). Educational and Psychological Studies Faculty Publications. 69.