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Education &

Socialization
BY DAVID DUONG
SOCIOLOGY 001
PROFESSOR ALVARADO
Education

The education system in America was created in 1837


and is credited to a man named Horace Mann.
He was an educator who served at the U.S. House of
Representatives.
He travelled to Prussia(modern day Germany) after
hearing about a successful style of education that
benefitted the government.
After returning from Prussia, he then adopted the system
into the United States in Massachusetts.
3 Main Types of Education

Although there are many different ways of learning and


getting an education around the world, I believe the
three main and most common ways parents educate
their children in America are through:
Public School
Private School
Homeschool
3 Main Types of Education

Public and private schools are perhaps the most normal or


acceptable way a student can go through the process of
socialization.
With the constant interaction with other students, there is no doubt that
relationships will form, and a sense of what is right and wrong will
develop through this interaction.
Socialization in public and private schools are essentially the same in
some levels. However, public schools tend to have more diversity
compared to private schools.
Based on an online article, private schools are predominately
White compared to public schools which tend to be more mixed
depending on the area.
3 Main Types of Education

People may argue that homeschooling does not have a lot of


socialization compared to going to public and private schools.
Solely on the fact that students in homeschool dont have as much
interaction with other students.
However, parents who homeschool argue that socialization in schools
are unnatural and harmful. They believe that socialization is best
gained through life experiences that center around the family and
include interactions with a variety of age groups.
Socialization through Education

Socialization is the interaction/social behavior within a society.


Education is perhaps the main way young people socialize and interact
with others. There is no doubt that schools are a way in which students
get a feel for what is normal in society and develop a sense of right
and wrong no matter what age they are.

Throughout elementary school, the kids socially learn


what they should and should not do in school and are mainly
Influenced by two social agents: the teacher and the students.

The children therefore may believe that the teacher has a sense
of power, similar to their parents, and will cause them to obey rules.
Socialization through Education

Socialization in elementary schools differ from socialization in middle


school and high school however.
After elementary school things begin to change, as do the students
themselves.
They all will develop a sense of who they are and have more of a
personality and attraction towards something.
This is when social groups/rankings come into play. Groups such as the
nerds, jocks, preps, greasers, etc. Each student begins to change into
their own person and ultimately falls into a certain category or group at
school and are expected to stay in their group.
Socialization through Education

Socialization in homeschooling may seem non-existent to some


people. However, it is believed that home schooling your child can
be just as, if not, more effective than going to public or private
schools.
A 2003 study found that home schooled kids were either equally or
more involved compared to public school kids.
There is no straight forward answer to who is more socialized: public
school kids, or home school kids. However, we must look at the
parents because the best socialized kids are from parents that
actually teach them.
There are many ways that a home school parent can teach their
child to be more social, and since the child has more time to learn
these skills, it can be very effective.
Ways to teach kids socialization at
home
Of course the best way to socialized with a home school kid is to
start at home first! Parents need to be a good model and
demonstrate things to the child so that the child can grow up doing
the same thing. Ex. Respecting others, sharing, communication.
Another great technique is to be active around the neighborhood.
Meet the neighbors especially if they have other young kids. With
this, your child can interact with others even if the other kids arent
homeschooled.
This can lead to putting your child in sports so that they can remain
active and interact with others playing as well. Taking your kid to the
park with other families is another great way for social interaction.
How socialization benefits
students future
Socialization can benefit young students futures by providing them with
positive and constructive relationships. With this, an individual can use
these relationships to make a better life for themselves and grow their
self esteem.
Socialization is also very pivotal in an individuals growth and health. If
somebody is alone and isnt social, they may be very anxious towards
going out in public and interacting with others. This will usually cause
very negative experiences in life, if someone isnt social at a young age.
Socialization also brings great opportunities for the future. If an
individual can communicate with others well, then the chances of
them getting a job and being successful is high.
Overall, socialization will provide happiness for an individual due to
relationships and bonds with family and friends. It is very important to
have this rather than just online relationships through a computer.
Works Cited

How Does Education Improve Social Mobility. How Does Education Improve Social
Mobility, www.lsda.org.uk/how-does-education-improve-social-mobility.html.
Study.com, Study.com, study.com/academy/lesson/agents-of-socialization-family-
schools-peers-and-media.html.
Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences,
www.kon.org/urc/tasmajian.html.
Homeschooling & Socialization. Coalition for Responsible Home Education, 12 Nov.
2017, www.responsiblehomeschooling.org/homeschooling-101/homeschooling-
socialization/.
9 Benefits of Socializing. JustBreathe, justbreathemag.com/life/holistic-lifestyle/9-
benefits-of-socializing/.
The Socialization Process and Its Impact on Children and Learning. The Socialization
Process and Its Impact on Children and Learning. Washington FAMILY Magazine,
www.washingtonfamily.com/family_life/education_enrichment/private_schools_pres
chools/article_bcd83188-f039-58dd-a996-e07aafffcd2f.html.