Transparent Assignment Developmental Context Assignment

Child Development

Growth and development is a lifelong process anchored on the experiences of early childhood years. As children scale the height of age, their apparent interaction with the environment yields substantial influence on their development. Although propositions by earlier educational theorists such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and John Locke highlight the role of the environment on child development, Urie Bronfenbrenner makes a more plausible explanation. Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory delineates the multi-layer complex ecological system that impacts child development. The microsystem, constituting the family and school settings, is considered most influential to child development (Guy-Evans 2). The mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem, and chronosystem make up the additional layers of the environment.

Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory incorporates the inevitable influence of government/political atmosphere, culture, and socioeconomic standards. Culture, cl...