The Hidden Curriculum

843 Words Aug 13th, 2015 4 Pages
According to Manza, J. (2013) “One major function of schooling is socializing young people into the habits, attitudes, and practices of contributing members of a community, religion, or nation.” (p. 416). This process of socialization is what sociologists call the hidden curriculum. Education is where, as children we are taught natural behaviors, such as, raising your hand to ask a question, to stand in a straight line, and learn to put things away when instructed. In socialization, in order to grow as individuals we need to learn different attitudes and values In order to be productive people in society.

School for me was not a good experience that is, until I reached the age 16 where I was then allowed to attend an adult high school. While I was in my regular high school I did not apply myself nor did I listen to my teachers due to personal problems. I felt I was too mature and did not feel a connection with my peers or teachers. While I attended the adult high school I was surrounded by individuals who had the drive to do better, who were more mature and helped me along the process. The classrooms were smaller and the teachers were more attentive. There were extra classes and tutors to help when needed, and the Administrative teams were extremely supportive.

According to Manza, J. (2013) Social institution is a structured and enduring practice of human life that tis built around well-established rules and norms or is centered in important organizations. (Pg. A-11).…
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