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Making Human Beings Human: Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development / Edition 1

Making Human Beings Human: Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development / Edition 1

by Urie Bronfenbrenner
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Making Human Beings Human: Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development is a landmark collection that traces and summarizes Urie Bronfenbrenner's thoughts on the bioecological theory of human development and recommends avenues for future research. The majority of the twenty-three retrospective articles were written by Bronfenbrenner, while some were written with colleagues in his own or related fields, over the course of six decades. The book’s articles document the domain of inquiry that has emerged gradually over many years and has now acquired a title of its own-the bioecological theory of human development. Making Human Beings Human is a culminating work by a prominent figure in the field of human development and will help to shape the future of the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761927129
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Series: The SAGE Program on Applied Developmental Science
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 266,237
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Urie Bronfenbrenner is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Psychology at Cornell University. He is best known as the founder and principal protagonist of his ground-breaking theory of the "Ecology of Human Development." Bronfenbrenner is one of the founders of Head Start and the recipient of numerous distinguished awards including six honorary degrees, three from European universities. He was the first recipient of the American Psychological Association's annual Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society. He has taught, lectured, consulted, and carried out research in the United States and all over the world, mainly in both Eastern and Western Europe, Japan, and Australia. His publications have been extensive and far-reaching . Urie Bronfenbrenner is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Psychological Society, American Psychological Association, Society for Research in Child Development, National Academy of Education, and the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development. Bronfenbrenner received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Music from Cornell University, his Master's Degree from Harvard University, and his Doctorate from the University of Michigan. After service in the Armed Forces and a brief period at the University of Michigan, he returned to Cornell University for a long productive life of research and teaching, as well as assisting with the raising of his six children. Since his retirement in 1987, he has continued to research, to write, to teach, and to travel extensively.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Richard M. Lerner
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 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)
Afterword - Stephen F. Hamilton and Stephen J. Ceci

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