"Growing Up in New Guinea" ( Margaret Mead ) Essay by The Research Group

"Growing Up in New Guinea" ( Margaret Mead )
Examines author's views on upbringing, education & social integration of children of Manus people.
# 13613 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (Oceanic)

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"Margaret Mead, in Growing Up in New Guinea, studies the way children of the Manus in the Admiralty Islands, north of New Guinea, develop into adults, specifically, how they are educated. She seeks to determine the answer to a number of questions:
How much of the child's equipment does it bring with it at birth? How much of its development follows regular laws? How much . . . is it dependent upon early training, upon the personality of its parents, its teachers, its playmates. . . . - (1).
The advantage of studying the Manus children is that the lives of the Manus people "are lived very much as they have been lived for unknown centuries" (2). The "picture of human education in miniature" which she hopes to paint is based on "six months' concentrated and interrupted field work" in which she "learned.."

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