Family, Peer and School Influence on Children's Social Development

Ines Blazevic


Theory of origins of the paper starts from holistic and humanistic approach to upbringing and education, which has agoal of comprehensive development of student. An integral children’s development can be encouraged by thoughtfulplanning of school activities in the school curriculum. Co-creators of the school curriculum (teachers, students andparents) need to create different school activities that will give a chance to the students to express their knowledge,skills and capabilities, and to develop socially as well. In the period of middle childhood there is a special importanceis of the social development because the first friendships are made than, strengthens the influence of the school at thesocial development, and the influence of the family is still present there.In order to understand better the children’s social development the paper will display the theories of socialdevelopment and the research results of the influences on social development of the student. Understanding of thefamily, school and peer influences on the social development of the student is of an extreme importance as a startingpoint for creating school activities that would encourage not only social but also integral development of the students.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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