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Family as the environment of education in values

Author(s): Elżbieta Sozańska
Subject(s): Social psychology and group interaction, Social Theory, Social Norms / Social Control, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi
Keywords: family; definitions of family; function of family; family as educational environment; parental attitudes; models of education; values; traditions and customs; rituals; atmosphere;

Summary/Abstract: A family is a social group which is to carry out an important task in human community. Those tasks are various functions which are meant to well and safely bring up a mature person. However, the educational function has a special significance as in this way a young man is introduced into the world of culture, he creates his first world image, its order, attitude to himself, his life and responsibilities. Every family has their own traditions, customs, habits and atmosphere which form a new social unit. The atmosphere in a family environment has key significance for the formation of child’s personality. It shapes child’s emotional life, his attitudes and motivations. Socialization process takes place in a family and it is related to the phenomenon of inheriting values. The family stores and conveys basic values to next generations. In family culture the moral values which are represented by parents are particularly important; they are the norm code which defines what is allowed and what is prohibited, what is good and what is evil. In this process a natural role of adults includes: communicating clear and understandable criteria, reactions and actions which are consistent with declared values, patient explanations, discussing reasons and gradual leaving more and more space for child’s own attempts to make his own assessment.

  • Issue Year: 23/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 39-51
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish