The Bioecological Model of Human Development.
- ISBN: 0471272884 (Hardcover)
(From the chapter) In this chapter, we undertake to present the ecological model of human development that has been introduced over the course of the prior two editions of this <i>Handbook</i> (Bronfenbrenner & Crouter, 1983; Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 1998). The main focus of the 1983 chapter was on the empirical and theoretical roots of a model already in use, which centered on the role of the environment in shaping development. In contrast, this chapter is oriented toward the future. The present model introduces major theoretical innovations from the 1983 chapter in both form and content. The present formulation makes no claim as a paradigm shift (if there be such a phenomenon); rather, it continues a marked shift in the center of gravity of the model, in which features of earlier versions are first called into question but then recombined, along with new elements, into a more complex and more dynamic structure. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)