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ERIC Number: ED055929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 25
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The Socialization Community.
Lippitt, Ronald O.
This paper develops a conceptual framework as a guide for research analysis and the designing of experimental interventions aimed at the improvement of the socialization process of the community. Socialization agents are the parents, older and like-age peers, formal education agencies, churches, leisure time child and youth serving agencies, legal enforcement and protection agencies, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and resocialization services, employers and work supervisors, political socializers, and mass media agents. Generally these socialization agents deprive themselves of the dialogues they critically need about ideals, goals, and desired outcomes. The young cope with the complexity of pluralism of inputs in several ways; their biggest problem being the challenge to more effectively influence the structure and functioning of the socialization community so that they can meet their needs and grow and develop. Communication between the segments of the socialization community; team-building with the socialization agencies; development and coordination of collaboration between professional and volunteer resources will facilitate improving the socialization process. Planned change efforts include development of a "temporary" system team; internal data collection; reviews and derivations from external resources; micro experiences for leaders; commitment to a tryout period and supportive follow through. (Author/VLW)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Utilization of Scientific Knowledge.