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Choices & Careers; Free to Choose: Socialization of Girls.
Socialization is the way culture is learned and the individual is fitted into an organized way of life; it is the process whereby human beings get their personal identities, ideals, aspirations, values, disciplines, individuality and self-awareness. A girl's socialization is different from that of a boy. Boys are taught to be self reliant, strong, independent, aggressive, and competitive. Girls are praised for being passive, dependent, nurturant, and obedient. From the time she is very small a little girl is guided to the role of mate-mother. Such socialization is unrealistic. Nine out of ten women will work at some point in their lives. Many must be the sole support of themselves or their families. Girls must prepare for a career. Individuals are born with talents, abilities and potentialities, but training and education are necessary for them to be recognized. A counselor is a very important part of the socialization process because she can help girls learn of the many choices open to them and prepare for a life of many roles. Suggestions counselors can utilize to accomplish this are listed in the conclusion of this document. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.