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Memory Development in Cultural Context

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This chapter describes perspectives on memory development provided by cross-cultural research and theory. We argue that the development of memory skill is closely tied to familiar tasks which children and adults practice and to the purpose for remembering the material. Furthermore, memory development is broadly situated in the social contexts and cultural institutions in which memory skills are practiced. Our perspective is that remembering serves practical goals (in memory tests and naturalistic memory activities alike) which organize, constrain, and support the individual’s performance through features of the task, its purpose, and the social and cultural contexts of remembering.

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Memory Task Cultural Context Memory Performance Free Recall Memory Test 
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