Professor Robert Serpell

Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Zambia

My primary research interests are in cultural aspects of human development, intelligence, multilingualism, literacy, assessment and intervention for children with disabilities and their families, and curriculum development, with special attention to cultural context, and to the region of sub-Saharan Africa.
I want to help parents, professional practitioners and policymakers listen to and understand one another’s concerns, especially in contexts of rapid sociocultural change.

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