The life course approach analyzes people's lives within structural, social, and cultural contexts.
The life course approach, also known as the life course perspective, or life course theory, refers to an approach developed in the 1960s for analyzing people's lives within structural, social, and cultural contexts.
The life course approach examines an individual's life history and sees for example how early events influence future decisions and events, giving particular attention to the connection between individuals and the historical and socioeconomic context in which they have lived.
Explain the life course perspective as it relates to a person's development from infancy to old age, in terms of structural, social and cultural contexts
Context: In earlier periods, the socializee (the person being socialized) more clearly assumes the status of learner within the context of the initial setting (which may be a family of orientation, an orphanage, a period of homelessness, or any other initial social groups at the beginning of a child's life), the school (or other educational context), or the peer group.
There is also a greater likelihood of more formal relationships due to situational contexts (e.g., work environment), which moderates down the affective component.
Socialization, as noted in the distinction between primary and secondary, can take place in multiple contexts and as a result of contact with numerous groups.
Also called development in context theory or human ecology theory, the ecology systems theory specifies five different types of nested environmental systems: the microsystem, the mesosystem, the exosystem, the macrosystem, and the chronosystem.
The exosystem describes the link between a social setting in which the individual does not have an active role an the individual's immediate context.
A child, his school, and his parents are all part of a cultural context whose constituents are united by a sense of common identity, heritage, and values.
Microsystems, and therefore mesosystems and exosystems, are impossible to understand when divorced from their macrosystemic context.