Family and School are the first institutions that teach children about society. Are these environments fulfilling their tasks, and if not, how should they be structured in order to teach children the values of democracy, freedom, and equality for a multi-cultural society? What and how would you teach your children about politics and citizenship? Use your own experiences in order to discuss your suggestions.
It has been said and believed that a child's mother is his/her first teacher, and in a more broad sense, it is true. The home and family are what teaches a child how to reply to and interact with others. Lessons of interaction at the home is then applied to the school setting where children further broaden their knowledge through academic learning and interactions with other children whose different backgrounds and experiences also serve as learning tools. If parents teach their children not to discriminate and respect others who come from different walks of life, then it fulfills the duty of parents to shape their child into well-rounded, respectful persons of society. Schools also have a duty to teach children in a manner that takes into account the different experiences of all kinds of people, and convey facts and history as it happened, doing so enables students to full grasp and understand the complexities of life, politics, and society.
Socialization is the process that every person goes through in order to learn the values, norms and behaviors of the society that they live in. Socialization begins during early childhood, usually at the age of three and beyond.