ERIC Number: ED201419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-23
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Migration Processes and Mechanisms of Youth Socialization.
The dramatic changes in Bulgaria's agriculture, labor structure, and demography caused by the establishment of socialism in the country in the mid-1940s have resulted in changing mechanisms of youth socialization. Industrialization and agricultural consolidation precipitated a rural-urban migration boom and a resulting higher education level, especially among the young. By 1975 only 15.3% of the people aged 15-29 both lived and worked in the villages. As family and village ties were severed, traditional patterns of socialization, labor education, cultural education, and political socialization were interrupted. New directions in moral education emerged to reflect the country's social progress and its trends toward the humanization of moral relations and the emancipation of moral choice from patriarchal and tribal stereotypes. In general, the realization of the personality in the entire working process and the overcoming of an alienated labor force have become the key objectives of socialist moral education in Bulgaria. The vital position of the young personality has been recognized through the increasingly important youth organizations, a significant element in the creation of new socialization mechanisms. Youth have been given an active role in the entire socio-economic life of Bulgaria. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper copy not available due to small print size. Paper presented to the "Youth Sociology" Research Committee of the International Sociological Association (Fredenburg, Federal Republic of Germany, March 23-27, 1981).