INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON A SCHOOL GOING CHILD


Parents in different cultures  play an important role in moulding children’s behaviour and thinking patterns. Typically, parents are the ones who prepare the children to interact with wider society. Cultural differences in interactions between adults and children also influence how a child behaves socially.

Culture includes what people  actually do and what they believe. Culture influences greatly how we see the world, how we try to understand it and how we communicate with each other. Therefore, culture determines, to a great extent, learning and teaching styles.

Research suggests adults who engage children in culturally responsive educational experiences help to: Build young children’s self-confidence and skills. Increase children’s awareness, appreciation, and inclusion of diverse beliefs and cultures. Maximize children’s academic achievement and educational success.

Studies routinely show that highly rated academic schools also have positive school cultures that value high academic achievement. … Culture is so important, especially to young, impressionable children, because it establishes behaviour- it simply becomes what they know.

Culture is a pattern of behaviour shared by a society, or group of people. Many different things make up a society’s culture. These things include food, language, clothing, tools, music, arts, customs, beliefs, and religion.

The fact that culture guides socialization implies that important influences in academic achievement, such as parent attitudes about learning, teacher expectations, and cultural  understanding’s of schooling, will differentially dictate how students understand their educational experiences.

The more you learn about where your students come from, the easier your job will become. This includes learning more about their language, culture, values, family, and home environment. This knowledge will help you to better support your students in the classroom and to receive more support from home.

Through education, the students are introduced to the social norms as well as the customs and traditions of their social group. Thus, society and social beliefs influence education. … Society is made by the people who form it. The beliefs and values of people have a direct impact on the way they think and act.