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1. Define socialization and describe the agents of socialization.
Socialization is the term sociologists use to describe the process by which people learn
their culture. Socialization occurs in societies big and small, simple and complex,
preindustrial and industrial.
Agents of Socialization
Family (p.115):
The family is perhaps the most important agent of socialization for children. Parents’
values and behavior patterns profoundly influence those of their daughters and sons.
Schools (p.118)
Schools socialize children in several ways. First, students learn a formal curriculum,
informally called the “three Rs”: reading, writing, and arithmetic. This phase of their
socialization is necessary for them to become productive members of their society.
Second, because students interact every day at school with their peers, they ideally
strengthen their social interaction skills. Third, they interact with authority figures, their

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teachers, who are not their parents. For children who have not had any preschooling, their
teachers are often the first authority figures they have had other than their parents. The
learning they gain in relating to these authority figures is yet another important
component of their socialization.
Peers (p.120)
Our friends play a very important role in our lives. This is especially true during
adolescence, when peers influence our tastes in music, clothes, and so many other aspects
of our lives, as the now-common image of the teenager always on a cell phone reminds
us. But friends are important during other parts of the life course as well. We rely on
them for fun, for emotional comfort and support, and for companionship.
The Mass Media (p.121)
The mass media are another agent of socialization. Television shows, movies, popular
music, magazines, Web sites, and other aspects of the mass media influence our political
views; our tastes in popular culture; our views of women, people of color, and gays; and
many other beliefs and practices.

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Home Work Part 1 1. Define socialization and describe the agents of socialization. Socialization is the term sociologists use to describe the process by which people learn their culture. Socialization occurs in societies big and small, simple and complex, preindustrial and industrial. Agents of Socialization Family (p.115): The family is perhaps the most important agent of socialization for children. Parents’ values and behavior patterns profoundly influence those of their daughters and sons. Schools (p.118) Schools socialize children in several ways. First, students learn a formal curriculum, informally called the “three Rs”: reading, writing, and arithmetic. This phase of their socialization is necessary for them to become productive members of their society. Second, because students interact every day at school with their peers, they ideally strengthen their social interaction skills. Third, they interact with authority figures, their teachers, who are not their parents. For children who have not had any preschooling, their teachers are often the first authority figures they have had other than their parents. The learning they gain in relating to these authority figures is yet another important component of their socialization. Peers (p.120) Our friends play a very important role in our lives. This is especially true during adolescence, when peers influence our tastes in music, clothes, and so many other aspects of our lives, as the now-common image of the ...
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