Making Human Beings Human
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Making Human Beings Human
Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development



© 2005 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book provides the culminating work and statement by a towering figure in the field of human development, a statement that will help to shape the future of that field. In particular, it shows the historical development of the bioecological model and the ecology of human development.

Because of the emphasis on social context within the bioecological theory (and Bronfenbrenner's role in shaping educational and public policies, for instance, as a co-founder of the Head Start program), the book has relevance across disciplines, including psychology, human ecology, human development and family studies, education, and public policy.

The book is rich in cultural and historical comparisons. The concepts of the bioecological model and the ecology of human development represent a unique contribution to the field of developmental psychology.

Features contributions and commentary by distinguished scholars: a Foreword by Richard M. Lerner of Tufts University and an Afterword by Stephen F. Hamilton and Stephen J. Ceci of Cornell University.

 
Acknowledgements
 
Dedication
Richard M. Lerner
Foreword
 
Introduction
 
Section I: ON THE NATURE OF BIOECOLOGICAL THEORY AND RESEARCH
 
Section Introduction
 
Article 1. The Bioecological Theory of Human Development (2001)
 
Article 2. Social Ecology over Time and Space (1995)
 
Article 3. Social Status, Structure, and Development in the Classroom Group (1942)
 
Article 4. Social Ecology of Human Development (1973)
 
Article 5. Lewinian Space and Ecological Substance (1977)
 
Article 6. A Future Perspective (1979)
 
Article 7. Toward a Critical History of Development. A Propaedeutic Discussion (1986)
 
Article 8. Interacting Systems in Human Development. ResearchParadigms: Present and Future (1988)
 
Article 9. Developing Ecology (1989)
 
Article 10. Ecological Systems Theory (1992)
 
Article 11. Heredity, Environment and the Question "How." A First Approximation (1993)
 
Section II: USING THE ECOLOGY OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT TO ENHANCE THE HUMAN CONDITION
 
Section Introduction
 
Article 12. Growing Chaos in the Lives of Children and Families. How Can We Turn it Around? (2001)
 
Article 13. The Split Level American Family (1967)
 
Article 14. Minority Report of Forum 15- 1970 White House Conference on Children (1970)
 
Article 15. Two Worlds of Childhood: U.S. and U.S.S.R. (1970)
 
Article 16. Is 80% of Intelligence Genetically Determined? (1975)
 
Article 17. The Future of Childhood (1985)
 
Article 18. Strengthening Family Systems (1988)
 
Article 19. Child Care in the Anglo-Saxon Mode (1992)
Stephen F. Hamilton and Stephen J. Ceci
Afterword

For MA students this is a useful text for getting to grips with Brofenbrenner and his commitment to the ecological approach. It could be used to dip into for students who have some interest or are writing an essay/dissertation in this field.

Ms SUKEY TARR
Department of Health and Social Care, Royal Holloway, University of London
September 30, 2013

A good introduction to the work of Bronfenbrenner - useful themes and discussions throughout

Miss Charlotte Jones
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
July 23, 2013

A text for those interested in the work of Bronfrenbrenner. Challenging read and for those studying at level 6-8.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
June 14, 2013

Teaching child and adolescent development, instructed the students to consider Bronfenbrenner ecological model to apply in assessment. useful book, reasonable read, model good to use as critique against say piaget or vygotsky.

Geana Wallace
Social Work (Hull), Lincoln University
March 17, 2013

Interesting assertions, but 'off topic' for the course module

Mrs Carrie Foster
Business School, Chester University
July 14, 2012

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