The Socialized Recitation
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC
By: Charles Leonidas Robbins
Excerpt from book: For the sake of being absolutely certain to avoid the common fallacy of assuming that all the characteristics which are read into the meaning of a general idea are equally true of each of the phases of experience which come under that generalization, it is well to note that while socialization is a term which is used to denote a type of human activity in which certain elements are characteristic, the process takes place on various planes and in various circles. We should be careful not to assume that because an individual is highly socialized in so far as the family circle is concerned he is equally socialized with respect to any other group. We should not even assume that socialization upon the community level means a corresponding result upon . the plane of national life. It is only a figure of speech to say that all humanity is but one large family, or that the nation is but one great community. Such a figure is helpful and inspiring : but, if taken literally, it is a great handicap to clear thinking. Socialization is an ever widening process in which much of the progress on lower levels undoubtedly enters into development on higher planes, but in which each higher stage or wider circle has its own characteristic elements, which cannot be supplied by other forms of socialization. Aims Of The Socialized Recitation C The foregoing paragraphs indicate the general character of the process of socialization, that is, the fundamental aim of the socialized recitation. We now turn to the more immediate aims, those which it is necessary to have -in mind in order to realize the fundamentalpurpose of the whole work. In this connection it will be necessary to discuss the following proximate aims: (1) providing a stimulating social setting for class work: (2) finding satisfyin...