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Robert A. LeVine

Professor of Education, Emeritus

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Degree:  Ph.D., Harvard University, (1958)
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Robert LeVine's research concerns cultural aspects of parenthood and child development in African, Asian, Latin American, and other societies. His most recent research is on the influence of maternal schooling on reproduction and child health care in Nepal. He is examining how women's literacy positively affects their health and that of their children, as well as contributing to children's emerging literacy.

Areas of Expertise

American Educational Research Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Educational Research,(2001)

Distinguished Career Contributions, Society for Psychological Anthropology,(1997)

Childcare and Culture: Lessons from Africa , (1994).

Human Conditions: The Cultural Basis of Educational Development (with M. I. White), (1986).

Culture, Behavior, and Personality , (1973).

Dreams and Deeds: Achievement Motivation in Nigeria


Chairman, Social Science Research Council,(1980-1983)

President, Society for Psychological Anthropology,(1980-1981)

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member, Board of Directors, Spencer Foundation

Member, Committee on Health and Human Development, Social Science Research Council

Member, National Academy of Education

Member, National Advisory Panel, Headstart Transition Project

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