The eminent developmental theorist Urie Bronfenbrenner posited that a child is influenced, or socialized, in multiple contexts or sources. The primary influencers being the immediate environment such as the home, schools, neighborhood, etc. In a 1992 interview Dr. Bronfenbrenner made a profound statement that appears to offer an answer to the first two questions above. "The more we study human development," he wrote, "the more it becomes clear the family is the most powerful, most humane and, by far, the most economical way of making human beings human." Read More
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