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VANGUARD UNIVERSITY ECED 101 WENDY JOHNSON BRONFENBRENNER’S ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS THEORY
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While researching Bronfenbrenners Ecological Systems Theory it really opened my eyes as to how everything is tied together. I always had my own opinion that some things had to be tied together in order to function properly so it’s really neat to read a theory that backs my opinion. I know for me that before I was taking this class I was so busy doing everything else as a teacher, playing games, coloring, reading with the kids etc. I was taking for granted how a child really operates. It really takes a lot of components to make a child be able to be whom they are. I have chosen four articles from Bronfenbrenners Ecological Systems Theory to help me explain how each one functions and how they also work together. The four articles that I have chosen are; The Body, The Brain, The Emotional Systems and Family. Bronfenbrenner did an excellent job expanding on so many articles it was tough to narrow it down to four. Especially since all of them are very important. He really makes you appreciate not only children but all beings because the “being” itself is so complex. The “Body” is such an important influence on the childs development for many reasons. A child will use his/her body parts to play a game, do an art project, music and movement, or even go to the bathroom. For some reason if that child has an injury, a broken leg, broken arm, twisted ankle etc. he/she is going to have a very hard time being able to fit in with the rest of his/ her friends and classmates. Being able to go to the bathroom is such a simple task but if you incorporate an injury the simple task turns into something not so simple. This can add a lot of strain on the childs day having to have help to do something so simple and the fact that his/her friends will probably make fun of them. This can make a child very insecure and not want to go to school. If the child had taken proper care of his/her body and not done something to cause an injury then the child would not have to ask for help and stand out in front of the other children.
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When a child is what we call “normal”; no injuries or broken bones, it is easier for that child to concentrate on his/her school work. If the child is not “normal” it has a huge impact on the childs ability to learn. I couldn’t agree more with Bronfenbrenner’s views about the body.
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2011 for the course ECED 101 taught by Professor Mr.gabby during the Spring '09 term at Vanguard.

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