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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sociology
socializationso‧cial‧i‧za‧tion (also socialisation British English) /ˌsəʊʃəl-aɪˈzeɪʃən $ ˌsoʊʃələ-/ noun [uncountable]  1 SESSthe process by which people, especially children, are made to behave in a way that is acceptable in their society Schools play an important part in the socialization of our children.2 the process of making something work according to socialist ideas the socialization of medicine
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socializationBarber argues that these traits can be traced back to three components of personal development and socialization.The increase in socialization and working with people from other countries will change our society gradually.We should want to restore work and family as instruments of male socialization among the poor.Whether among blacks or whites, male socialization through love, family, and work is indispensable to social peace and prosperity.The aim of socialization is to bring children to a point at which they are no longer dependent on their senior relatives.Some aspects of gender identity also take longer to acquire than socialization theory predicts.Schools are a tool in the socialization of American citizens.As said previously, the socialization of behavior is a continuous process that begins in early childhood with simple imitations.
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