ERIC Number: EJ747250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
An Analysis of Bronfenbrenner's Bio-Ecological Perspective for Early Childhood Educators: Implications for Working with Families Experiencing Stress
Swick, Kevin James; Williams, Reginald D.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v33 n5 p371-378 Apr 2006
Today's families face many stressors during the early childhood years. Particular stressors like homelessness, violence, and chemical dependence, play havoc with the family system. Urie Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological perspective offers an insightful lens for understanding and supporting families under stress. This article presents the key elements of Bronfenbrenner's perspective and applies this perspective to strategies for effectively helping families under stress.
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Stress Variables, Homeless People, Violence, Substance Abuse, Helping Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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