Presentation on theme: "Sociological Aspects of Children Moving"— Presentation transcript:
1 Sociological Aspects of Children Moving Chapter 10Sociological Aspects of Children Moving
2 Chapter 10-objectivesBriefly describe how children are socialized into behaving as society expects.Identify various agents within society who are part of the socialization process and describe each agent’s role in shaping behavior and attitudes.Discuss socialization through and about movement.Discuss inclusion as a socialization issue.
3 The Socialization of Children Socialization is educationIt is the process through which childrenAcquire a sense of personal identityLearn what people in the surrounding culture believeDiscover how to behave according to the expectations of that cultureThe process involves both “nature” and “nurture”The process involves a collaborative effort between the child and society
4 Socialization AgentsParents: the family is the primary agent of socialization. Messages delivered vary based on size and composition of the family unit as well as the parenting styles used by the parents. Most effective style is “authoritative”.School and peers: basic function of the school is to socialize the child into becoming an adequately functioning adult in the society. Schools allow friendships between and among peers to develop which is essential to the healthy development of the child.The mass media: is a particularly enticing socialization agent. Messages conveyed are problematic in the areas of violence, gender and race stereotyping, and boy/girl relationships. And the time spent playing video games and watching television lessens the child’s time available to be physically active.
5 Movement as a Socialization Agent A central part of a child’s self-image involves perceptions surrounding his or her performance competence within the physical realm.Children who are physically skilled have better peer relations and higher self-esteem than those who are not physically skilled.Society tells us “who we are” and “how we are expected to behave” relative to physical activity. Society definesthe role of physical activity in our livesappropriate activity partnersappropriate activities (based on gender, etc.)the importance of winning
6 Movement as a Socialization Agent Movement is used to help children learn about the concepts of cooperation, friendship, fairness, and “doing what’s right”.Most physical educators teach the following social skills:Following class rules and proceduresUsing appropriate etiquette for an activityPracticing physical skills in a safe mannerBehaving ethically in the movement settingInteracting with others in a positive mannerDeveloping the skills of teamwork and cooperation
7 Socializing Children to be Physically Active The influence of parentsParental encouragementParental involvementParental facilitationParental role modelingThe teacher-parent partnershipParents and teachers need to become major partners in their efforts to produce physically active children.
8 Inclusion as a Socialization Issue Respecting Diversity When society’s messages are harmful to children, educators must step forward and be agents of change.Find a way students in wheelchairs to play footballFind ways to encourage a boy who wants to dance instead of play footballNASPE standard 6 indicates that children should “demonstrate understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity setting”.
9 Assessment of Social Skills Student self-awareness: used to give students an opportunity to reflect on their own behavior at a certain point in time.VerballyIn writing (logs and journals)With checklistsPeer/colleague evaluationsvideotaping