Presentation on theme: "“The cultural process of learning to participate in group life.”"— Presentation transcript:
1 “The cultural process of learning to participate in group life.” SOCIALIZATION“The cultural process of learning to participate in group life.”
2 Socialization - “The cultural process of learning to participate in group life.” Socialization is a lifelong process.Socialization creates your acquisition of:Self-Identity - _________________________________Physical, ________________ & social skills needed for survivalSocialization is essential for the survival and stability of the individual AND society._______________’s believe that socialization has the greatest impacting on who we become.
3 What happens if socialization doesn’t occur?... “Genie” Write a minimum 5 line response on how you felt about the video.
4 THE FOUR AGENTS OF SOCIALIZATION FamilySchoolPeer GroupsMediaRank them in order of INFLUENCE ON YOU!
5 AGENTS OF SOCIALIZATION Write about how family, school, peers, OR media has influenced who you are as a person. CHOOSE ONEInclude 2 examples to show its influence.Reflect on why this influence has been more positive or negative.Write a maximum one page typed response.This was a homework assignment used an introduction to our unit on socialization. According to PLN’s Four Lenses of Learning, I incorporated this assignment into my unit as a way to ‘build relevance’ to the topic. It was a way to make socialization a ‘personal’ topic. The targets or goals were explicit and I felt the assignment generated ‘meaning’ for the students.
6 TOP 2What are 2 most important social factors in determining ‘success in America?’Hint: You can’t control EITHER ONE.Source - *Freakonomics
7 1. FAMILY From a functionalist perspective… Most important agent of socialization!Families give the earliest social & emotional development to children.Family is where we acquire our social position in societyRacial, ethnic, religious subculture groupings.
8 FAMILY AS A SOCIAL AGENT Write a 5 line “thank you” letter to a member of your family for their ‘positive’ impact on one aspect of your socialization.
9 “Your siblings were each raised by a different set of parents. “ FAMILY“Your siblings were each raised by a different set of parents. “What does this quote mean?What experiences do youhave to support/refute thisquote?
10 The Family – Conflict Theorists What conflicts exist in families?
11 2. SCHOOL AS A SOCIAL AGENT __________ Perspective Schools are responsible for… Socialization (citizenship)Transmission of cultureSocial control/personal developmentFuture placement in society
12 Conflict PerspectiveSchool experiences are different based on social class, racial-ethnic background, neighborhood, gender, etc.
13 3. PEER GROUPS AS A SOCIAL AGENT “Adolescence is the first time in our life when we feel we have something to hide.” – John IrvingWhat does this quote mean?Do you agree with it?Write a 5 line response
14 PEER GROUPS – _______________ Perspective Definition - People who are linked by common interests, equal social position and similar ageThe term, “teenager”, wasn’t incorporated into mainstream culture until the 1950’sIdentify at least 2 other peer groups with which you are a partPeer groups function as an agent of socialization by giving us a sense of ____________________
15 Belonging to a Peer Group Why do we conform to a group’s norms?If we conform we are ____________Not conform we are _____________PEER PRESSUREIs evident from very early peer groups in preschools!
16 Belonging to a Peer Group Circle the stage of development that identifies how you determine right vs. wrong.Check off the stage where “belonging to a peer group” mostly influences your decision making.Do you agree with Kohlberg’s Theory?
17 Peer Groups -Write down at least 2 example of each A Positive Force1.2.A Negative Force
18 4. MEDIADefinition - Any source or organization that use print or electronic means to communicate._________, _________, ________The increase in use of electronic devices among children is good/bad (you choose) as a social agent because…
19 Functions of Media Inform us about _______________ Introduce us to a wide variety of peopleProvide an array of viewpoints on current issuesMake us aware of products and services______________ us by providing the experience of doing something we wouldn’t normally do
20 Critics of Media – Conflict Theory Too much violenceNot enough exerciseToo much marketing for things kids do not needProjection of negative images of minorities & womeni.e. promote women solely as sex symbols because of the types of clothes they wear, etc.
22 EFFECTS OF SOCIALIZATION “Looking Glass Self” Refers to the way in which a person’s sense of self is derived from the perceptions of others.It is NOT who we really are.It is NOT what people actually think of us.It IS what we think that people think of us.If our “looking glass self” becomes skewed, what self concept issues/problems exist in society today?We imagine how our personality & appearance will look to other people.We imagine how other people judge the appearance & personality that we think we present.We develop a self-concept.
23 Sociological Theories of Human Development Self-Concept: the totality of our beliefs & feelings about ourselves - Our perception of who we areSome sociologists believe we do not know who we are until we see ourselves as we think others see us
24 5 line response!Identify 2 ways in which you will behave or act differently for the senior prom and explain which socialization term this describes.Write about an example in which you made a decision based on “I”, and, because of socialization, changed that behavior to reflect “me.”Write about one way in which our society could de-socialize a teen who has been involved in gangs? What would be the biggest challenge?What concept best reflects pressure a woman may feel to look like women who are portrayed in ads, magazines, and television? Write a perspective on this issue from either a functionalist theory or conflict theory?What do you think will be the most difficult transition from high school to college/workforce? What concept are you applying to this example?
25 “The Fish Bowl” Inside the “Fish Bowl” Outside the “Fish Bowl” Only describe your own experiencesDo not ask questions of othersOnly speak to others inside the fishbowlAfter – write down how you felt about being inside the fishbowlOutside the “Fish Bowl”Give full attention to those inside the fish bowlDo not engage in conversation w/ anyone inside or outside the fish bowlIf you wish to participate in the fish bowl, you must fill the vacant seat. You can return to outside at any timeAfter – Write down your observations about the commonalities/similarities you heard among those inside the fish bowl.
26 “The Fish Bowl” Inside the “Fish Bowl” Outside the “Fish Bowl” Only describe your own experiencesDo not ask questions of othersOnly speak to others inside the fishbowlAfter – write down how you felt about being inside the fishbowlOutside the “Fish Bowl”Give full attention to those inside the fish bowlDo not engage in conversation w/ anyone inside or outside the fish bowlIf you wish to participate in the fish bowl, you must fill the vacant seat. You can return to outside at any timeAfter – Write down your observations about the commonalities/similarities you heard among those inside the fish bowl.
27 MEAD ‘I’ then ‘Me’ Preparatory Stage (birth-3) Play Stage (3-5) Interactions lack meaningImitationPlay Stage (3-5)Language & symbolsRole takingBut they don’t see it as something they HAVE to doGame StageUnderstand their social position as well as the positions of others around them.Concerned about demands/expectations...