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The Ecology of Human Development

Experiments by Nature and Design

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$40.00 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674224575

Publication Date: 09/15/1981


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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  • Foreword [Michael Cole]
  • Preface
  • I. An Ecological Orientation
    • 1. Purpose and Perspective
    • 2. Basic Concepts
  • II. Elements of the Setting
    • 3. The Nature and Function of Molar Activities
    • 4. Interpersonal Structures as Contexts of Human Development
    • 5. Roles as Contexts of Human Development
  • III. The Analysis of Settings
    • 6. The Laboratory as an Ecological Context
    • 7. Children’s Institutions as Contexts of Human Development
    • 8. Day Care and Preschool as Contexts of Human Development
  • IV. Beyond the Microsystem
    • 9. The Mesosystem and Human Development
    • 10. The Exosystem and Human Development
    • 11. The Macrosystem and Human Development
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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