Bronfenbrenner 's Ecological Model Systems

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The environmental influences must be considered in order to understand the behavioral of a child. Urie Bronfenbrenner was a famous Russian American psychologist who formulated the Ecological Model Systems in 1979. He believed that as a child grow and mature, the way he/she interact with the environment become more complex. The Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model Systems defines how external environments and individuals affect the development of a child. It is made up of four systems that greatly influence the development of a child. The four systems are microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, and macrosystem. My parents divorced when I was 3 years old and I grew up in a broken family. My microsystem includes immediate relationship I interact with, such as my mother, my dad, friends, school teacher, and Sunday school teacher. One aspect of my mesosystem would be the relationship between my mom and my dad. My childhood development was negatively affected when the different elements of my microsystem were working against one another. Exosystem level includes the other people and places that I may not interact with often myself but still have the large effect on me, such as my parent’s decision to go to other countries to find a better job. My macrosystem includes culture and values. Especially Asian culture is a big part of my macrosystem. The first level of Bronfenbrenner theory is the microsystem. Microsystem is the smallest of the context in which the child is embedded. It is made up of the environment where the child lives and moves. It refers to the environment in which individual lives. It includes family, members, peer, religious communities, neighborhoods, and other whom the individual has regular interaction and direct contact wi... ... middle of paper ... ...l in life and we will become mature in many ways. In the future, I want to finish my AS degree in Child Development here in Bakersfield College. Then I am going to transfer to CSUB to get my bachelors and my master’s degree. I want to work with children to share my knowledge. I will encourage them to go to school and to be educated to have a better future. I also want to be a good mom like my mother. I want to have a happy family with my boyfriend and will raise our children well. I don’t want my children experience the sorrow of growing up in a broken family. Based on my experienced, my teachers also played a big role in my childhood. They taught me how to become a better person. I am who I am now because of them. They are the reason why I want to be a teacher and help children to have a bright future. I will make sure that I will make difference in children lives.
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