chapter  5
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Cultural Processes in Child Competence: How Rural Caribbean Parents Evaluate Their Children

As evident from the contributions in this volume and elsewhere, psychologists have expanded the cultural contexts of their models of development (e.g., Bornstein et al., 1996; Rogoff & Morelli, 1989; Saxe, 1991) while anthropologists and ethnologists have recently proposed approaches int~ grating culture, biology, and development (e.g., Chisholm, 1993; Draper & Harpending, 1987; Worthman, 1992).1 This renewed interest may be due to the recent zeitgeist of multiculturalism and globalism, as well as the realization of the limits of developmental models neglecting cultural processes.