From a family systems theory perspective, the family is
a.a group of persons, each of whom is studied as an individual as well as a member of a self-contained social unit.
b.an extended kinship network.
c.an ever-changing and developing social unit in which members constantly have to accommodate and adapt to each other’s demands as well as to those from outside the family.
d.a member of a larger, formal network in which a number of families get together on a regular basis to provide mutual support and assistance.
2. The closest, most immediate system in which the individual operates is called the
3. The macrosystem includes
a.the family, classroom, and workplace.
b.the relationships among the components of the smaller system.
c.the neighborhood and community.
d.the cultural, political, and economic forces that affect the individual.
4. It is important to view children from a systems perspective because
a.it helps avoid seeking simple explanations for complex interactions.
b.behavior is usually not affected by just one factor.
c.it helps us see the interrelatedness of all aspects of children’s lives.
d.All of these answers.
5. The fact that a child is enrolled in an early childhood program indicates
a.the program is best suited for the child.
b.All of these things.
c.the family has a need that the program is able to meet.
d.the child has expressed a desire to interact with his or her peers.
6. It is estimated that the percent of preschool children in America who live in poverty is
a.about the same as that for children of all ages.
b.lower than that for children of all ages.
c.higher than that for children of all ages.
d.unknown because no good statistics have been kept.
7. Families may differ based on
a.cultural and ethnic factors.c.language and geographic factors.
b.economic and racial factors.d.All of these factors.
8. The poverty rate of children under the age of five was ____ than for older children.
a.lowerc.about the same
b.a third ofd.higher
9. The _____ population more than doubled between 1980 and 2000 and has continued to grow by a rate of 13 percent, which is almost four times the rate of the total population.
10. According to Ellen Galinsky, parents of ____ are in the nurturing stage.
b.toddlersd.elementary school children
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