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The process of building bridges from current skills and understanding to those needed in novel situations, based on research with middle-class families, is the focus of Chapter 4. Caregivers help children find connections between old and new situations by providing emotional cues about the nature of the situation, models of how to behave, interpretations of children's behavior and the meaning of events, and labels for objects and events that provide information about similarities across situations.
In this system, the roles of the individual and the social world are seen as interrelated in the levels of analysis reflecting learning, ontogenetic development, phylogenetic development, and sociohistorical development, all of which continue to transform in their respective time frames. " An activity is not an aggregate of reactions, but a system with its own structure, its own internal transformations, and its own development. . If we removed human activity from the system of social relationships and social life, it would not exist and would have no structure.
7. The inherent variability of particular historical and present circumstances, along with structured variation in cultural and biological resources and constraints, produce inherent variation in human events and activities. Variability is central to the process of development. Rather than assuming that development proceeds toward a single universal endpoint or ideal state, multiple courses and directions of development are to be expected across groups. The particulars of development are built into the process of development, not options added on to a generic course of development.