A brief overview of the nature, goals, and importance of Social Education, all relating to that of School context. In addition to such, adopting a theoretical framework to synthesize key difficulties, vulnerabilities, and dangers with regards to socializing young children in multifaceted ecosystems.
Social education develops right from kindergarten and into high school to help learners understand their place in the world. Social education teaches children their roles and responsibilities particularly in relation to social and civic affairs. It also helps students develop critical thinking abilities, prepares them to participate competently and productively as concerned citizens and teaches them how to address societal and global concerns using literature, technology and other identifiable community resources. Social education includes history, geography, political science, sociology, economics and civics and it is an integral part in ensuring well-rounded education.
The subject also includes the study of the interrelationship among people, as well as the relationship between them and their environment. This allows students to develop an understanding of society and the human condition. Social education creates awareness in students of the diversity and interdependence of the world and helps them to recognize the challenges and benefits of living in a world with multiple cultures and ideologies.
According to functionalism ideology, education adds to both evident and hidden functions. The theory recognizes other ways that schools educate and encourage students to become knowledgeable in society. Some of the difficulties, vulnerabilities and dangers with regards to socializing young children in the multifaceted ecosystem of rural areas include child abuse, especially the young girls who face sexual harassment. Using functionalism theory, students are identified early in schools through testing and classroom achievements to enhance their abilities and eradicate possible weakness through alleviation of possible risks they face at family level.