Objectives:  to describe the ways which members of a society acquire and pass along their attitudes and values

about the political system  to examine the relative influence and methods of the agents of political socialization David Easton’s Political System Model

Classifications: Direct-involves the explicit communication of info, values, or feelings towards politics Indirect-when political views are inadvertently molded by our experiences Unifying – e.g. international conflict which brings a country together Divisive – e.g subcultures The Agents of Socialization: - The persons by which and the setting in which the process of political socialization is accomplished FAMILY  Most important agent of socialization  Families have similar political views  Children hold same party affiliation as parents  Participation and family decision making can increase a child’s sense of political competence

PEER GROUPS Important social units that shape political attitudes Motivates or pressure them to conform to attitudes or behavior accepted by group MASS MEDIA  For most people, the media are the major sources of political information and strongly influence our beliefs  The world we experience through media can control our actions GOVERNMENT

wide scope of governmental activities brings citizens into frequent contact w/ various bureaucratic agencies: personal experience à strengthens/undercuts images from other agents INTERNET  Major source of political ideas particularly among young adults  Offers tremendous opportunities participation Socialization Groupings I. Primary groups Individuals closest to you • Family, friends II. Secondary groups • Organizations • Churches, professional groups III. Social classes • Lower, working class, middle class, etc. and of values political

What is Political Socialization? • the process by which the central values of the political culture are transmitted from one generation to another.

SCHOOLS  Provide children with knowledge of the political world and their role in it  Reinforce affection for the system RELIGON  Religious groups transmit definite political preferences to their practitioners  Churches helpdevelop strong belief systems that guide a person’s views on social policies such as abortion as well as a larger worldview

Political culture- political attitudes toward politics and their role within the political system • the learning process by which people acquire their opinions, beliefs, and values

blogspot.ISSUES AND CHALLENGES Philippine Mass Media Article III (Bill of rights) -> 1987 Constitution Section 4. or of the press. 2010 WEBSITES: http://k12. Marcos and Martial Law in the Philippines. Politics in a Changing World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science.Web-based political socialization puts greater stress on personality and charm than on issues REFERENCES: BOOKS: Abueva. Canada: Wadsworth Cengage Learning." Pages 32-84 in David A. No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech.com/2009/09/dissecting -philippine-mass-media-today.).Political socialization through such social networks as MySpace and Facebook has its value but young citizens may be overly prone to accept their peers’ opinions at the expense of input from older experts .html POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION Prepared by: Diana Veronica Buot . Jose V.pisd. Ethridge. Spread of Information technology Yields higher political involvement among young adults BUT: .edu/schools/pshs/soc_stu/comp_gv/Ch3_04_3. Economic and Social.”Political Behaviour”. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. of expression. 1979. or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances Media has a tripartite role in society: Political. Marcus E.pdf http://bisikletaproductions. "Ideology and Practice in the `New Society'. Rosenberg (ed.