Education and Social Change

What is social education?



Communication is of great importance for the full development of the child. It is in the process of communication that speech is assimilated, which plays a leading role in the knowledge and exploration of the surrounding world. The transformation into a social subject occurs as a result of the socialization of a person, his integration into society, into social groups. This process is implemented through the assimilation of values, attitudes, patterns of behavior, social norms, on the basis of which significant personality traits are formed.
Socialization is a continuous process that continues throughout a person’s life, but its role is greatest in childhood and adolescence, during these periods all basic orientations are laid down, basic social norms are assimilated, and social behavior is motivated.
The social environment is the most diverse community of people, characterized by certain systems of relations and rules. A person to some extent influences the environment, changes it, but at the same time the environment affects the person, presenting his demands to him.The environment can take a person, his actions, and maybe reject, treat him with hostility. Social education helps to acquire the necessary, from the point of view of society, social, spiritual and emotional values. Its main goal is to promote human development, the realization of its abilities for the benefit of society.
The process of social education is carried out primarily in the family, and later in educational institutions, with informal communication. Family is the main condition for the realization of human abilities, the most important educational institution with great potential. A child acquires several social roles in a family: son or daughter, sister or brother, nephew, grandson, gets acquainted with the roles of mother and father, grandmother and grandfather.
The next important role is the team member. In the kindergarten, school, sports section, in communication with peers, children learn the roles of a comrade, friend, student, leader. A significant social role is to be a citizen of your country, to love your fatherland, to be proud of it.
For each period of social development, specific age features are characteristic.which manifest themselves in certain psychological reactions, in age-appropriate activities, in the formative influence of various socialization institutions.
Children's mastering of the role-playing mechanism ensures their successful involvement in social relations, they learn to adapt and adapt to new situations throughout their future life. This process of adaptation is called social adaptation.
Often the process of socialization is complicated for some reason. Entry into society can be difficult due to the nature of physical or mental development. Sometimes the assimilation of social norms by a child is distorted as a result of spontaneous or deliberate influence of the environment. As a result, it cannot merge into normal social relations and therefore needs specialized assistance for successful integration.


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