Agents of Socialization

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Agents of socialization are the persons, groups, or institutions that teach us what we need to know to participate in society. The people, groups, and institutions

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Agents of Socialization--- ChildrenAgents of socialization are the persons, groups, or institutions that teach us what we need to know to participate in society.The people, groups, and institutionsIdentify the key agents of socializaotin :The People, groups, and institution that teach us what we need to know to participate in society are called agents of socialization. The agents include the family, schools, peer groups, the media, and the workplace.Families, which transmit cultural and social values tous, are the most important agents of socialization in all societies and have these roles: (1) procreating and socializing children, (2) providing emotional support, and (3) assigning social position.Schools are another key agent of socialization; they not only teach knowledge and skills but also deeply influence the self-image, beliefs, and values of children. Peer groups contribute to our sense of belonging and self-worth; they teach and reinforce cultural norms and are a key source of information about acceptable behaviour.The media function as socializing agents by (1) informing us about world events, (2) introducing us to a wide variety of people, and (3) providing an opportunity to live vicariously through other peoples experiences.---------Done---------The Family: The most important agency of childhood socialization isthe family, or in some cases the group or organization which looks after the child in early infancy.

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