Soc 312 Week 3 Essay

688 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 3 Pages
Your text uses Bronfenbrenner's ecological model to explain how children's development is affected by different groups within their world. Using this theory, we can understand how children are socialized both intentionally and unintentionally. You must understand how this theory applies to your own upbringing as well as a young child's upbringing in order to truly comprehend the concept. After reading the text and the "Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory" article, use your understanding of this theory to respond to the questions below.

Using Bronbenbrenner's ecological model, respond to the following questions:

a. How did the microsystem that you grew up in differ from your parents’ or grandparents’ microsystems? Do you
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My father joined the army shortly after my parents married so we traveled the world a lot and we were not really in the same place for a long period of time often. My mother did not work so she stayed at home with all of us until my father finished his terms and we planted our feet. When my youngest brother was ready for kindergarten my mother went to school to become an RN. With both of my parents working full time I was forced to take on the house duties and take provide care for my brothers. I was not able to think or act as a child like the children in my class, I had four little brothers who needed me and household chores to complete. I believe that the experiences my parents, their parents, and I all went through shaped us into the people we are today making it an affirmative change to society as a whole.

Technology or social media currently has a very strong impact on the minds of children today. Today you can simply get on Facebook and find out the daily news, family updates, as well as update your life with one simple motion. When I was a child social media was slowly entering into the world, today there is no escaping technology. I feel this has a very negative effect on not only children but families as well. We are spending more time on the screen than actually enjoying the company of each other and learning about the people we are surrounded by. How would we stay in contact today if there was no such thing as

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