Explain how education socializes children to be members of their society and of the globe.


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Divergence develops within “societies as the diversity of cultural experiences accessible to people increases and they make different choices”. (Chirico, 2014) Some examples are the genres of music, dance, film and other artistic mediums are vehicles for moving local culture. Olympic spectacles are a good example, this is because using dance and music from local cultural fields. Another example would be money. Money is considered a universal form because other countries recognize one another’s currency. Convergence masks divergence. “Convergence on global forms actually produces a feedback loop in which convergence often leads to more convergence. As people perceive more similarities among themselves, they are more likely to copy or model other aspects of culture, continuing and even accelerating the cycle of convergence”. (Chirico, 2014)



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Hi class,

Divergence: This term meaning a separation over time. In this case, dealing with societies and culture to adapt and go different ways. According to the book it says, “development with societies as the diversity of cultural experiences accessible to people increases and they make different choices” (Chirico, 2014). So, as mentioned previously, cultures within societies changes over time and causes a disconnect.

Convergence: This term is basically the opposite of divergence. Societies often come together or are more similar than they are different. People often “perceive more similarities among themselves, they are more likely to copy or model aspects of other cultures, continuing and even accelerating the cycle of convergence” (Chirico, 2014).

Content: What is trying to be portrayed

Form: the way something is being done (technique)


· Dance, art, music: Dance and other art forms are often used to express a culture and those traditions passed down from previous generations. They are even used to “express global themes such as concern for nature, material well being and patriotism” (Chirico, 2014).

· Money: All countries choose to recognize that there are many different currencies used to benefit the global economy. This is done through an exchange of resources, helping other countries in need, and building relationships that way.

· Science and Rationality: The need to have an unbiased look at the world and knowledge. According to the book, “packaging ideas in a scientific and rational appeal bestows them with an aura of legitimacy facilitating cultural content diffusion across borders” (Chirico, 2014).

Chirico, J. (2014) Globalization: Prospects and Problems. Thousand oaks, California. Sage Publications. Retrieved from http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/sage/2013/globalization_prospects-and-problems_ebook_1e.php



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Sherell, it is said “socialization is a process of inheriting the customs, ethnicity and philosophies which provides them with expertise and ways which are important for the people to be a part of their own society” (Mobasshera, 2014) Children need to socialize in order for them to not only embrace their own culture that they are living but also contribute to diversity and social clutches.  In schools children are learning to express their attitudes and feelings. It is mentioned “socialization is a lifelong learning curriculum of learning which is influenced by the faiths, characters, beliefs and the actions of adults, which include parents, teachers and elderly, and children” (Mobasshera, 2014). With the aspect of education and its socialization contribution, this is allowing an individual to explore, break free and express curiosity on learning and research. In the broadest sense education is the means of this social continuity of life (John Dewey). Education prepares students with the skills needed to face the challenges of continued socialization; they train them with a variety of knowledge and introduce them to the experience of life. What are your thoughts?


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Explain how education socializes children to be members of their society and of the globe.

It is said, “Education is a complex institution, serving individual, societal, and global functions” (Chirico, 2014,p. 288). The process of socialization is creating the social self while learning ones culture and the rules and expectations of the culture. And the school is an institution that is set up with the intention of socialization. It is the first large scale organization in which children become members of and it is a reflection of what goes on in the wider society. Children spend a majority of their active hours within the education system. And schooling combines teaching, peer group influence and other socializing functions.  Education provides children with the knowledge of basic skills such as reading, writing, verbal expression and other cognitive skills that are important for the communication between others within different positions of society. It also allows for opportunity to acquire abilities necessary to make an individual a social and economically productive member of society. Education not only shapes the values of and attitudes that are crucial for contemporary society but it also expands children’s minds to view the world from different perspectives. Education assists with children development as well as enable them to learn about differing social roles within society, which help them to become better equipped to become a member of society. It instills respect, tolerance, humanitarian attitudes and cooperation all of which are very important factors for modern social society.  Education is an important institution that gives children the qualities needed to become a fully functioning member of society. As it is said, “Schooling serves a multitude of purposes in all societies, education provides important social and individual benefits. In developing nations, where other institutional systems may be weak, schools reach children on multiple levels. It even helps reduce poverty, offers a safe environment, teaches life skills, and is a conduit for providing medical care such as vaccines and nutritional supplements” (Chirico, 2014,p. 292)

Provide examples from your own schooling of how you learned about your nation and its place in the world.

Growing up I went to a private Lutheran grade school and this institution provided me with a plethora of skills and abilities that set me up for continuing on to a higher education which then set me up to be put out in the world and be apart of the American dream. I learned the history of my country, which was important for me in understanding the dynamics of how the world has progressed. I was able to interact with peers who were not like myself which humbled me and allowed me to understand the aspect of others cultures and values. But I feel that the most important thing that my schooling taught me was the proper attitudes and how to carry myself. I learned patience, as well as respect for others and I learned kindness as well as tolerance for differences. My school was a pretty decent education system it wasn’t to big or too small and it allowed me to really grow and not only learn about the environment around me but learn about myself as well.


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Education wasn’t always seen a function of the government. Universal education was seen as a way to create character and national sentiment into people (Chirico 2014). Education is key for people to make a living in today’s economy and for the economy development (Chirico 2014). Individuals expect an economic benefit from their education. Education is preparing children to be active members of society and helping the economy strive (Chirico 2014). Schools are also a safe place for children to go and they can learn lesson that are not in a textbook.

Growing up my schools were always very devise. I grow up in southern California where you have many different background from people who are not citizens to people who are wealthy. I went to public school my whole life and furthering my education wasn’t pushed on me through my school but my parents. It wasn’t until college that I realized I had grown up in a bubble and there were still places that were all black or all white around the U.S. I have seen so little of the world and I have no idea what it is like to live anywhere but California.



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Hello Professor Wilson and Class,

“Schooling serves a multitude of purposes in all societies. Education provides important social and individual benefits. In developing nations, where other institutional systems may also be weak, schools reach children on multiple levels. Even at the primary level, education helps reduce poverty, offers a safe environment, teaches life skills, and is a conduit for providing medical care such as vaccines and nutritional supplements (UNICEF 2009). While only one of these is explicitly related to the overt function of schooling, education is a pivotal institution that can meet a variety of children’s needs” (Chirico, 2014).

I learned about my nation through classes such as social studies and history in elementary school and throughout my schooling. If there was something I wanted to know more about I would do my own research when I got older to further what I was learning. I also formed many different friendships wit people of all cultured which enabled me to experience more than one culture. I am very grateful to have had that in my life.

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