The ultimate goal of political socialization is to form a person's opinions towards public policies. Although the details of the socialization process are interesting, the important point for us is that socialization guarantees the replication of the social order from generation to generation. Some groups are chosen by individuals to join, that merely joins together people who already hold the same values and objectives. Political force is the law or other princible, that will demand changes, Or the social type force, that is coming from the neihgbouring nations. Thus, endeavour to be educated. Citizens who were frustrated about the poor state of the economy and who felt they could influence the political process identified with the Tea Party in the 2010 election and worked to elect candidates who promised to deal with their concerns. Jack Dennis, David Easton, and Sylvia Easton, Children in the Political System New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969.
The word political is derived from the Greek word, polis. William Strauss and Neil Howe, Generations New York: William Morrow, 1992. There is nothing particularly challenging about this. The family, educational system, peer groups, and the mass media all play a role. Working class children are not taught to think! It is just not something that we talk openly about. Political means involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians, of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power, of or relating to the profession of governing.
Children can feel a sense of belonging to a particular political party from them. Peer Group Peers a group of people who are linked by common interests, equal social position, and similar age can be influential in the political socialization process. The family has the primary responsibility for nurturing individuals and meeting basic needs, such as food and shelter, during their formative years. Faculty and student exchanges can form, reinforce, or change evaluations of politics and government. Media are first and foremost profit-driven entities that are not mandated to be civic educators; they balance their public service imperative against the desire to make money.
The mass media is any means of communication intended to reach a general, public audience. This demonstrates that the mass media attention to an issue affects public opinion. Plato and Socialization In The Republic 390 bce , Plato writes about the creation of a good aristocratic regime. Family Influences Typically, family is the most important political influence early in our lives. Political socialization can occur because of family, peers, the mass media and many other factors. Elite kids are trained to be leaders and executives from the day they step into the classroom, while the working class kids are intellectually oppressed, even dumbed down so that they will comfortably, and without resistance and objection, fit into the productive roles their social class affords them. In fact, Plato even claims that, in order for the good republic to succeed, the city founders must expel everyone over the age of ten because their attitudes have already been shaped and cannot be changed.
The Bennington women came predominantly from wealthy families with conservative values. As in the case of families, the influence of peer groups is mitigated by the fact that politics is not a high priority for most of them. Most people choose what media they are exposed to based on their already existing values, and they use information from the media to reaffirm what they already believe. The induction of an individual or some people into a particular party and learning its ideology and action programmes. The circumstances under which political socialization can take place are almost limitless.
Parents are a powerful force for gender socialization; they generally talk to, treat, and even cuddle their children differently based on gender. Moreover, never mind your age in your quest for education. For Ann, she remembers watching images of the Vietnam War on television news during dinnertime and her family's comments that it was 'time to get out' and that the war 'had grown too large'. The country did not experience violent protests after the decision was announced, but instead moved on with politics as usual. Working class children are aimed at factories and manual labor and the education they get in school reflects this. We are well designed, sufficiently shaped, appropriately manicured, parts. They're typically listed as: family, media, peers, education, religion, faith, race, gender, age and geography.
The role played by mass-media is equally important in educating the masses and clearing their views for making informed decisions regarding political affairs. Robert Hess and Judith Torney, The Development of Political Attitudes in Children Chicago: Aldine, 1967. Remember, I said that socialization is the process by which the social order is involuntarily and if necessary coercively transferred onto a person, beginning as a newborn baby. Key Takeaways Political socialization is the process by which people learn about their government and acquire the beliefs, attitudes, values, and behaviors associated with good citizenship. Or anything for that matter. Dawson and Kenneth Prewitt, Political Socialization Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1969. Source: Courtesy of Bennington College.
The United States had risen to the level of world power,unemployment was low, and because of the Cold War, Americans werevery patriotic. Riccards, The Making of American Citizenry New York: Chandler Press, 1973. It's the lifelong development of a person's political values. The average household had a sole familybreadwinner, and the average role of women, at the time, … was ashomemaker. Similar programs existed in the former Soviet Union. We are well designed, sufficiently shaped, appropriately manicured, parts. It determines the policies and curricula, including what books students may read, for public schools.
Schools, media, and the state have a major influence in this process. Work is often evaluated not according to whether it is right or wrong but according to whether the children followed the right steps. Nevertheless, despite our need of a socialization process, we must not forget that the social order does not exist sui generis, that it emerges out of the actions of individuals, that it is imposed, that we are not given a choice, that it is not always operated with the best of intentions e. While political socialization by the media is lifelong process, after adolescence, people's basic values generally do not change. Sociologists who study mass media tell us that the media is a powerful agent of socialization, and that is certainly true.