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tion of her obstetrician, and later of her paediatrician - both of whom follow the
fashions of their American counterparts, since they often have at least part of their
professional training in the United States. Having a baby in East Germany ...
Children's learning takes place through direct observa- 3 Krishnalal Shridharani,
My India, My America, Duel, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1941, quoted in
Lannoy, op. cit. 4 op. cit. tion and participation in the extended household.
tion and participation in the extended household. Little instruction is given, and
when it is it tends to be conflicting, since the many adults around and range of
mother surrogates available means that each individual may direct the child in a
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