Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological System’s Theory
Ladeisha Shontay Norris
February 03, 2013
Dr. Angeline O’Malley
This paper analyzes Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system of theory. Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system of theory has played a role throughout my life. There was a point in my life that I knew I needed to start my education. Several reasons that had involvement with my decision were family, friends, job, and my community. The ecological approach to human development influences why I am continuing my education.
According to Crandell, Crandell, and Vander Zanden, (2012), “Urie Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system theory centers on the relationship between the developing individual and the changing environmental systems,” (p. 48). The first factor of the theory is the microsystem. The microsystem consists of group systems that involve physical surroundings. The next step is mesosystem which involves the interrelationships between several situations. The exosytem is defined as societal constructions that affect somebody’s life. The macrosystem is the primary social model of a union that is found in a person’s life. The chronosystem is the historic context of human development (Shaffer & Kipp, 2010, p. 65). Microsystem
In 1999 I worked at a daycare for minimum wage and I knew this was not the job that I wanted to be at for the rest of my life. I had a five- year- old son and was pregnant with my second child therefore; this job could not provide for a family of three. I had a supervisor that micromanaged, and the work environment became hostile. I decided to pursue an associate degree in Criminal Justice. I worked full time and went to school part time for several months. Eventually I had to stop work because of health reasons, and I had to ask myself what would be my next step after undergrad. The hardest thing for me to do was change some people in my life so I can begin this journey of change. My microsystem...
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