Cultural factors influence social changes. There are both endogenous (internal to the society concerned) and exogenous (external to the society) factors influencing social change. Languages vary between ethnic groups, social situations, and specific locations. More generally, social change may include changes in nature, social institutions, social behaviours or social relations.

Evolution of mankind can be seen in terms of technological evolution as well.

play a vital role in influencing social change. Impact of Technology Change on Society. Not only social values direct social changes but they themselves are subject to change. Cultural factors consists of our values, and beliefs, ideas and ideologies, morals and manners, customs and traditions and various institutions. Science and technology are essential ingredients of modern life. Social change is a complex and multi-faceted phenomenon. Invention of fire and wheel changed the face of mankind. They transcend local boundaries and touches lives of everyone. The Blackwell companion to social work, social work and politics focuses on social work and ideology and the role in which social workers have. It argues that social workers have a power struggle with family and service users and these are due to political ideology and that social service and workers are political activists. Cultural factors such as values, attitudes, ideologies, ideas of greatmen etc. Social change may take place – when humans need change.

EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE. Social scientists have underlined social change in terms of a change in relationships, organisation, culture, institution, structure and functioning of the social system. The role of education as an agent or instrument of social change and social development is widely recognized today. By social change, Kingsley Davis meant only such alterations that affect the organisation, structure and functions of society. Variation in language is an important topic in sociolinguistics, because it refers to social factors in society and how each factor plays a role in language varieties.

There is an intimate relationship between society and culture. Cultural Factors of Social Change; Cultural factors constitute yet another source of social change. IMPACT OF SOCIAL CHANGES ON EDUCATION Social change refers to an alteration in the social order of a society. Technology causes change in 3 ways: - increases alternatives available to society, creates new opportunities - alters interaction patterns among people, changes structures of human groups - creates new problems 2) Idealistic perspectives (idealistic factors/ideational aspects are values, beliefs and ideologies) Hence cultural changes involve social change.