Development of My Personal Core Values Essay

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Personal values are something which we develop through the course of life; they can change over time and may be influenced by our family, friends, culture, religion and the media. Personal values develop through experience and development, they impact our personal lives as well as our professional lives. This essay will look at my personal values, how they were shaped through the course of my life and the influence on my view of society and the role of the practitioner. Conclusively, I will outline my professional development by making reference to Kohl’s experiential learning model in addition, to my personal reflection on my development so far.

The family is the main agent of socialisation and an institution. (Giddens, 2013:339). As
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In my view, I support their decision as this goes against their beliefs. However, I also believe the happiness, health and wellbeing of individuals should be respected, and they should have the right to marry. Therefore, as an emerging professional we must be aware of diversity and bare this in mind when working with individuals and communities.

It is important to remember that lives are shaped, by the way, in which we were socialised. This is a major part in how we develop. Primary socialisation is the first phase which occurs in early infancy. The family plays a vital role in teaching the infant the norms and values of their cultures. Secondary socialisation is the next stage we go through, and our values and beliefs come from the education system, peer groups and the mass media. Most societies do not have a single culture but an array of subcultures which is different from other members of society. (Haralambos & Holborn 2009:1)

Social class along with religion and ethnicity is a part in the socialisation process and outcomes for individuals. A person’s social class is a determining factor of their life chances and as such varying degrees of inequalities exist in modern day society. Research suggests

My education brought disabilities to my attention. My primary school had a unit for deaf children within it, something which was unusual back then. I can remember when told of this and there being a
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