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Bronfenbrenner's theory of development

Describe Bronfenbrenner's levels of development?

How can these levels influence someone to go to college or pursue a higher education?

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Brofenbrenner's ecological theory of development is known as the Ecological Systems Theory. This theory specifies four types of nested environmental systems with bi-directional differences between and within the systems. It holds that development reflects the influence of several environmental systems:
Micro system: This is the setting in which the individual lives. It also consists of the person's family, peers, school and neighborhood. It is in the microsystem that the most direct interactions with social agents take place; Example: parents, teachers and peers. The individual does not simply take the experiences of these settings in but he/she is someone who helps to construct the settings.
Mesosystem: It refers to the relation between micorsystems or connectiosn between contexts. Examples are the relation of family experiences to school experiences, school ...

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This solution provides a description of Bronfenbrenner's ecological theory of development.

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