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WHAT IS SOCIALIZATION, INDETIFY AND EXPLAIN THE AGENTS OF SOCIOLIZATION IN OUR SOCIETY DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY GROUP ASSIGNMENT SUBMITTED TO MR. MUIRURI FOR THE PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE COURSE REQUIREMENT: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY DAVID LENAITALAIYIO BTH/02315/2018 NGETICH HILLARY BTH-02134-2017 KOSGEI BTH-02285-2018 KENYA HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY
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INTRODUCTION Socialization is the process through which a person, from birth through death is taught norms, customs and roles of the society in which they live. This process serves to incorporate new members into the society so that they can function smoothly. It is guided by family, religious leaders, peers, community and media, among others. Socialization take place or occur in two stages: primary socialization takes place from birth through adolescence and guided by primary caregivers, educators and peers. Secondary socialization continues throughout one’s life especially socialization whenever one encounter new situation, places or groups of people whose norms,customs,assumption and value may differ from one’s own. Socialization helps people learn to function successfully in their social world. How does the process of socialization occur? How do we learn to use the object of our society’s material culture? This learning takes places through interaction with various agents of socialization. Even when the self is alone for extended period of time, an internal conversation goes on that would not be possible if the individual had not been socialized already. This make a person for instance children who have been raised in calm situation it is difficult for them to talk with children or play, therefore socialization is not simply the process through which people learn the norms and values of the society it is also a process by which people became aware of themselves as they socialize with others. According to Danielle’s
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