Personal Experience: A Sociocultural Analysis

Sociocultural is defined the combination or relationship between social and cultural elements or factors (Dictionary.com, 2014). It is the basis in society and culture in which we live, learn and develop as a whole and how we can contribute and affect differences among individuals. Growing up these days, the environment plays a vital role in the way that we develop as a whole. It aids in our understanding interacting with features that makes us an individual. As a child, forming social connections and networks between people creates a series of interlocking relationships between individuals and groups. These social interactions encourage peer acceptance
Having a sense of exclusion and acceptance are a key factor within a strong based community.
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Bronfenbrenner (Educational psychology, pg379, 2013) suggests that the environment interacts with features of the individual to impact upon development. One 's characteristics and behaviour also have a dramatic impact on the environment thus saying that the environment too can influence the individual 's development. The environment of my community helped shape the interactions in which I was involved in such as parent-child, child-teacher and peer or sibling interactions. As children continue to develop throughout the years, different settings and systems have differing effects and impact in various ways. As I got older, my point of view differed from that when I was in primary school because I was acceptable to more diverse ways such as being exposed to various cultures and beliefs. Attending a strict catholic primary school gave me the perspective and knowledge that I needed to understand that within the environment surrounding school, many students have different beliefs and cultures. From associating with students with different beliefs and cultures to me whilst in the classroom and playground, it helped me develop an understanding and consider not only my beliefs and culture but also my peers. Having grandparents that immigrated from Greece caused a lot of controversy amongst my parents friends. My grandparents had owned several farms whilst my dad and his two sisters grew …show more content…
It is the raw material of civil society and is based upon the value of everyday interactions between people. Social capital is the space between people in which they are binded through a series of networks of meaningful relationships. For students, these relationships draw upon each other to build a strong foundation in which can encourage cultural diversity. Racial equality is a broad sector and in school, students can lack understanding. It is expressed that social capital is beneficial for students ' school adjustment because the element of social relationships among peers can help generate social capital throughout both individual and class level (British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013) .From this, it has a distinctive effect both on students performance and well-being. For children, school is an important part of their development, taking up a large proportion of their life therefore schools play a vital role in their environment and development. The British Journal of Sociology of Education concluded that social capital, on both the child and classroom affects school adjustment, not only with regard to academic achievement but also with regard to behavioural problems. This expresses that students individual social capital is more important and valuable then a student 's classroom-level social capital and

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