Implicit vs. explicit ways of using Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological theory: Comments on Jaeger

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Jonathan R. Tudge, Professor (Creator)
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Abstract: There are many things to appreciate in Elizabeth Jaeger's [2016] paper. Initially she does a fine job describing the development of Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory, showing the ways in which the theory changed over time from one that appeared (at least to his readers) to concentrate primarily on contexts of development to one in which proximal processes were placed front and center. As Jaeger notes, Bronfenbrenner had focused on context during the 1970s because contemporary developmental psychologists paid so little attention to it. However, from the start, he termed his theory “ecological” because he viewed development as arising from the interaction of individuals and the contexts in which they were situated.

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Human Development, 59, 195–199
Language: English
Date: 2017
Bronfenbrenner, Bioecological theory, Process-person-context-time model

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