The Effects of Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory

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The Effects of Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory
Kathleen A. Gebert
Capella University

Abstract
Urie Bronfenbrenner Ecological Theory suggests that child growth and development started and ended with a layer of ecological systems. The systems consists of microsytem (family or classroom), meosystem (two microsystem interacting such as neighborhood and family), exosystem (external environments that affect a child’s growth i.e. parents workplace), macrosystem (the larger society cultural environment) and the Chronological (the results of the systems over time in a child’s development). Bronfenbrenner reported that to have accurate and correct information on a child’s growth and development; all these environments play a significant role in determining the child’s development and outcome. Bronfenbrenner believed that nature vs. nurture needed to be more involved with each other for a more accurate account of growth and development.

The Effects of Bronfenbrenner’s Theory
Urie Bronfenbrenner developed this theory as a way to asses a child’s development. This theory is highly important because it helps society to understand a child growth and development encompasses all environmental systems. This allows teachers, parents and the rest of society to study the child’s environment to assist them to become the productive citizens. The theory of nature vs. nurture explains that for a child’s development it either stems from biological effects or environmental. Nature vs. nurture controls the study and does not allow for accurate information to assist in a child’s development. Nature vs. nurture includes the genetic disposition, but states that it is either genetic or environmental, therefore proving an inaccurate study of the child’s growth and development. Bronfenbrenner’s theory suggests that all environments assist in a child’s development. The environments worked together to complete a more comprehensive study. Bronfenbrenner’s theory begins with...
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