An Overview of Education
Education is the social institution responsible for the systematic transmission of knowledge. skills. and cultural values within a formally organized structure. Education is a powerful and influential force force in contemporary societies. As a social institution. education imparts slues, beliefs, and knowledge considered essential to the social reproduction of individual personalities and entire cultures (Bombardier and assertion, 1990). Education grapples with issues of societal stability and social change, reflecting society even as it attempts to shape it.
aryl socialization is primarily informal and takes place within our families and friendship networks; socialization then passes to the schools ND other, more formalized organizations created for the specific purpose of educating people. Today. education is such a Significant social institution that an entire sub field of sociology-the sociology of enumeration-is devoted to its study. How did education emerge as such an important social institution in contemporary industrialized nations? To answer this.question, we begin with a brief examination of education in historical-global perspective.