2 The most powerful forces on our own socialization as individuals are known as agents of socialization or socializing agents (Amezdroz et al, 2010).They are the significant others that teach us to accept and acknowledge our cultural customs, values and norms (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.479).
3 This means thatThey are our sources of information that teach us what we need to know. (2010, p.480)
4 Agents of Socialisation ParentsFamiliesPeersMediaSchoolsReligion
5 Two of the most powerful influences on socialisation Parents and FamiliesTwo of the most powerful influences on socialisation(Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.487).Parents usually treat boys and girls differently from the time they are born.They talk to boys and girls differently and have different expectations of them.
6 Presents are trucks, guns and sports equipment Girls ExamplesBoysRooms are bluePresents are trucks, guns and sports equipmentGirlsRooms are pinkPresents are dolls, tea sets and books
7 Gender roles and sporting ability are well established by school age
8 Sporting ability has a very high status among the adolescent male (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.487). Strong recognition and admiration are achieved through success in sporting contests (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.487).BoysSport success for girls is often overlooked (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.487).Sport achievements are downplayed (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.487).Girls