The educational systems socialize students to become members

The school is the first organization in which the child becomes a member. Theschool is a miniature reflecting what is happening in the bigger society (as Durkheim and thefunctionalist theory explain) . The institutions are next to the family in terms of importance as faras socialization is concerned. The school combines the formal influence for shaping the childsuch as teaching methods, suspension, rules and punishments and informal group influences/pressure that are approaches useful in the socialization function. According to Parsons and to thefunctionalist theory schools acts as a bridge between the family and society in toto, preparingchildren for their adult role especially during the childhood (American Journal of Sociology,2010).According to the Parsons functionalist theory School prepares young people to move from aparticularistic standards (family) to a universalist one (society in general) and achieve the statusof adult life.These has been shown either in the sociology class experiment among myUniversity’s international classmates. According to the survey that we made in our class Schooland family are the most important source for establishing self-concept in childhood and theschool it’s in the second place according to almost everyone without any cultural differences.This is because educational systems socialize students to become members of society, to playmeaningful roles in the complex network of independent positions. Education helps in shapingvalues and attitudes to the needs of the contemporary society especially during the period ofchildhood when an individual is not already shaped and need to create his/her/* personality andit teaches the laws, traditions and norms of the community, the rights that individuals will enjoyand the responsibilities that they will undertake. From the survey’s answers we can also see thatthis is exactly the same in adulthood when usually , young adult people go to colleges orUniversities,and the only differences is that school is also more important in this stage of life andin some cases it has been putted in the first place before family. Also we can see that accordingto the functionalist theory,people that usually put education as first are more likely to have moresuccess in their life and they are more likely to have a wider education and to stay more years inschools, because in theory, everybody will compete with them as in a ring and the most talentedwill win and the society will rewards the most talented with high qualifications, that means easierentrance to those occupations that are functionally most important in society. Usually to be aglobal citizen is likely more common among people that decide to put education at the first levelin the adulthood and it actually put the people in the more functional place in the society .Among all the things that has been showed we can see that education is a very important processthat makes an individual and it is fundamental for the transmission of values and norms of theperson. The role of the teachers so it is fundamental in this process and usually most of them arefailing in succeeding on this level.It is obvious to see these in our society. To be educateddoesn’t mean that you are a good citizen and good individual. The role of the teachers so it iscrucial in this process, they need to make sure that not only students need to learn the subjectsbut also the norms and the values that are shared by the hole community. Me as a global student ,I can say that the way of teaching is different in different countries, I can see these not only fromthe Professors but also from the students . The norms and values that we share sometime aredifferent and some times are the same depending on the closeent of one culture to the other. Forexample when I was putting in small group by the professor and making the survey I was sharinginformations with a girl from France and a guy from India and the differences and similaritieswere evident because of the closeness of the counties. Me and the girl from France we sharedalmost the same values and norms because we are from two close European countries, insteadthe guy from India had different values and norms and for example in the childhood for himreligion was the things that influences his life the most, instead for us was family & school. I canalso say that it is difficult sometimes to deal with all these differences and I believe that forteachers it is really difficult to understand and to deal with it.For this matter, my recommendations will be to try to understand each differences and to make ita plus , trying to take from each person the good way of learning . While in the class we feel thelack of knowledge of social norms and behaviors of Poland , the classwork should incorporatethe knowledge of our native cultures into the class discussion as this could benefit everyone.International students need to adjust to a new academic environment, and it can be achieved byproviding a student perspective on possible approaches for improvement of their experiences.In conclusion as it can be seen, Universities and departments need to consider more theimpact of recruiting large numbers of students who are non-native speakers of English, who havebeen educated in a national education system.The institution needs to consider whether teachingand learning strategies should address the specific study needs of us as global students.Sometimes I would rather say that some of the learning style and the teaching styles used areincompatible because some of the students are too shy to express the difficulties that canencounter in the process. So for instance to make it not a problem, tutors could perhaps evaluatethe appropriateness of strategies when assigning tasks: for example, the use of group work. Itmay also be useful for institutions to provide activities for students to encourage the socialadjustment that students need to make. Students could be encouraged to organise these activitiesthemselves , to make them feel more as a part of the community, in this case the University.