SOC 101- Lecture 19

SOC 101- Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 Purpose of Education...

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Lecture 19 Purpose of Education Details and debates of higher education Education associated with many positive outcomes How is education associated with higher income?- most of debate because income determines many other things Human Capital Theory Definition: an individual’s stock of productive skills and technical knowledge Schools provide formal training for the purpose of increasing students’ human captial o Literacy, numeracy, general skills (e.g. analytic thinking), specialized skills (e.g. French, geomentry) Signaling Theory Individuals can signal their level of skills (however acquired) by completing a certain amount of education Education is an indicator of “trainability” Socialization Process of learning one’s culture and living within it Notion of the “hidden curriculum” Creating citizens Assimilating immigrants Shaping workers Cultural Reproduction Bowles and Gintis, Schooling in Captialist America Correspondence principle: schools reflect and replicate the heirachical division of
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Mitchellduneier,devahpager during the Fall '07 term at Princeton.

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SOC 101- Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 Purpose of Education...

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