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ERIC Number: EJ825794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Interaction between the Family and the School in the Socialization of the Individual
Bikmetov, E. Iu.
Russian Education and Society, v50 n9 p39-52 Sep 2008
In their capacity as very important institutions in the socialization of the individual and as subjects of the process of education, schools and the family perform shared social functions, which include that of "instruction" (the transmission of information, knowledge, abilities, and skills); that of "upbringing" (the shaping of the person's worldview, value orientations, and qualities of personality), and that of "exercising control over the content of the student's life activity." However, the character and the content of the interaction between these institutions in the socialization of young people are substantially different. In school education, a certain amount of planned activity, science, and systematicity are predominant, while in the family the natural factors of life are paramount, factors that, as a rule, come into play at random. While the school provides theoretical knowledge, in the family practical aspects of life predominate, the specific character of which is determined by the parents' level of education and intellectual culture. On the social plane, the family represents a kind of house that serves as a place of unity, where moral qualities are shaped. In this article, the author discusses the interaction between the family and the school as well as their role in the socialization process of upper-grade students and graduates of secondary educational institutions. The author focuses on the characteristics that constitute significant factors of influence on the shaping of the moral, intellectual, and, later, professional qualities of the students. In examining the character and structure of the family--a key factor in the spiritual and professional socialization of upper-grade students--the author focuses on the social consequences of the influence of troubled families (including incomplete families) on the upbringing of the adolescent. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia