Goal of research: elaboration of children and teenagers socialization model with the focus on:
- evolution of requirements to educational institutions and services imposed by families with respect to modern social trends;
- typical challenges faced by a family in establishing nurturing practices that involve opportunities provided by the residential area;
- the ways social media use changes socialization of children and teenagers within educational system and beyond it.
Methodology: the data collection methods included semi-structured interviews, surveying, participant observation, reflexivity assignments; the results were subject to both qualitative (thematic analysis) and quantitative (statistical) analysis.
Empirical base of research:
- over 2,000 surveys respondents, among whom are school students, their parents and family members, school administration and teachers;
- over 170 participants sample for qualitative research.
Results of research: according to the research
- socialization domains tend to converge: family tries to control educational matters and curtail children’s independent activity; physical activity in real world tends to partially be superseded by virtual activity; school students seem not to distinguish between online and offline communication.
- modern children’s school and leisure activities show little resemblance to those of previous decades; allegedly, the attitude to school has transformed as well.
Level of implementation, recommendations on implementation or outcomes of the implementation of the results
- the developed school area assessment instrument allows to identify and evaluate opportunities of extracurricular activities it provides; the instrument could be used by school administration for further educational service advancement, and in further research;
- parents requirements to educational institutions and facilities could serve as a base for schools and kindergarten staff communication competencies training.