Ecological Approaches to Organizational Consultation and
Systems Change in Educational Settings Per Burns, Warmbold-Brann, & Zaslofsky (2015) Ecological theory was created by Urie Bronfenbrenner in the 1970’s. Per Meyers, Meyers, Graybill, Proctor, & Huddleston (2012) Bronfenbrenner proposed that a child’s development in influenced by the systems around the child as the center. A breakdown of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model is as follows. The microsystem included the child’s immediate environment of family, school, peers, and church (Burns, Warmbold-Brann, & Zaslofsky, 2015). Next, the mesosystem is how the family, or school is connected to the child (Burns, Warmbold-Brann, & Zaslofsky, 2015). In the same way, the exosystem …show more content…
I do agree that Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model holds merit and should be considered in school consultations. A child is faced with many interactions and environments as they develop and as consultants, we should visit the ecological model when working in the school system. Moreover, I agree that collaboration with all partied involved is the best way to meet a goal, teamwork is key to success of an organization’s goal. Finally, interpersonal communication such as asking questions, actively listening are always important in any counseling situation.
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