Children and families in the social environment

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Aldine Pub. Co., Oct 8, 1982 - Family & Relationships - 296 pages
The first edition of this volume successfully applied Bronfenbrenneras amicro-systemsa taxonomy to childrearing and family life. Emphasizing how forces in the environment influence childrenas behavior, Garbarino has staked out an intermediate position between the psychoanalytic and the systems approach to human development. Taking cognizance of new research and of changes in American society, Garbarino has once again carefully analyzed the importance of childrenas social relationships. For this wholly revised second edition, he has incorporated a greater emphasis on ethnic, cultural, and racial issues.

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Contents

The Ecology of Human Development12
12
Case Studies
32
Risk and Opportunity in the Mesosystem
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James Garbarino, Ph.D., is the author of "Lost Boys" and coauthor of "Parents Under Siege." Formerly codirector of the Family Life Development Center and Professor of Human Development at Cornell University, he is now Professor of Social Work at Boston College. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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