The Importance Of Teachers In The Socialization Of Children

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environment. School is also a place where students will interact with others and form relationships. Ryan and Ladd discuss how one will meet many new people and make friends with those who have similar hobbies and interests at school (2012, p.3). As these friendships and bonds deepen, ir will have an impact other area’s of life beyond school. Such as where one goes in their free time and what one does. Thus the influence of these individuals is powerful. Teachers also play a large role in the socialization of children (Asgharzadeh, 2017). First and foremost, teachers provide information to students. A teacher teaches students about things that are going on around the world. Often whether they mean to or not, a teacher also express their opinions and beliefs about certain things (Nespor, 1987,p.324 ). This in turn affects how students view certain situations. Especially if a student is put in a situation where their own views conflict with those of the teachers, as one may not know what to do. Does one set aside their own beliefs and agree with the teacher or does one remain true to who they are and stand by ones own beliefs. The latter is often easier said than it is done however it is important as students should feel comfortable and able to express opinions and beliefs that differ from others. While it is evident that school is an agent of socialization for individuals it is imperative that this change does not enable students to lose their identity. Rather this change
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