The Importance Of Social Change

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The lack of social change in the young generations of America is a powerful social change issue in itself. The drive for social change has become less popular throughout generations, but young people are where social change needs to begin to be most successful. Without social change movements, the country wouldn’t be able to improve in the areas that are needed. There are many improvements that could be made, we just need the younger generations to become more motivated to fight for what they believe in. In Scott London’s article Understanding Change: How It Happens and How to Make It Happen, he says, “Social change is an elusive concept. It is inevitable and yet, paradoxically, it depends on the will and the actions of ordinary individuals. …show more content…
By doing this, teens may realize that it won’t be easy, but their strong determination will be worth it. In Leigh Ann Whittle’s article How to Empower Students to Create Change, she states, “Clearly, students are capable of social change. The key is to help them turn the negativity in their lives or someone else’s into a positive, teach them that the world is much bigger than their environment, and help them find their voice.” By educating students of social change and helping them find their voice at an early age, they could begin taking action sooner. Students are taught to obey and trust every word their life teachers tell them, rather than being taught to have their own opinion and voice what they really believe. A voice is what the people of young generations need, and is critical that children and young adults learn this in the education system. Children are instructed to respect their elders and when the adults are telling them they are wrong, students may feel that they are acting disrespectful. There are many problems in America that need to be dealt with as they continuously grow worse, such as global warming, lobbying, race equality, the growing homeless population, and …show more content…
Lisa J. Crockett and Rainer K. Silbereisen discuss the pressure put on young people without the proper education in their quote, “Like other phases of the life span, adolescence is shaped by the sociocultural context in which it occurs. The skills young people are expected to master, the kinds of choices they must make, and the settings they negotiate during the adolescent years are prescribed by social institutions (e-g., the educational system) and by shared expectations concerning the requirements for success in adulthood (Crockett, 1997).” Children need proper education in how to navigate through real life and especially to lead a much needed social movement.There will always be people who want to tear down society and have power over all individuals, but we must find a way to kick-start a movement in the young hearts of America to create a strong future for all. There are many changes needed to be made and we can start by informing teachers and parents of the lack of social change in our

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