Describe how each of the three factors, family, community and society, are individually affecting the construction of your chosen case study child’s childhood.

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Introduction:

Briefly explain what the construction of childhood means (including the notion of the social construction of childhood.

Briefly introduce the ways in which families, communities and societies my influence the construction of childhood (NB. this should be very brief here).

Clearly identify the case study you have chosen (Ryan, Giacamo, Chandni or Kelly).

Main body:

Describe how each of the three factors, family, community and society, are individually affecting the construction of your chosen case study child’s childhood. You should, for example, consider:

How are each of these factors agents of socialisation within your case study’s childhood?

What has the impact of your case study’s family been on their childhood (what type of family do they have, in what ways are they being socialised by their family, in what ways do their family reflect studies of western families? etc)?

What are the community influences of your case study’s family on their childhood (you should consider religious or cultural aspects of their community, as well as the influence of school and peer groups)?

What is the impact of society on your case study’s family (here you could consider any macroscale influences on Kerry’s childhood (using Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory), or wider societal influences, such as poverty. You may even wish to refer to Postman’s theory of the disappearance of childhood.

Consider the interplay between each of these three factors; how do they interact (and possibly conflict) to construct the overall childhood of your chosen case study child (LO2).

Conclusion:

Conclude you points by summarising the interplay between family, community and society in constructing the childhood of your chosen case study (LO2).

You may which to evaluate the relative importance of each of these in constructing the childhood of your chosen case study.

Reference List:

You must ensure that all references are stated in the reference list at the end of your essay, correctly formatted.

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