Test 4- Sociology Chapter 13

Test 4- Sociology Chapter 13 - Chapter 13...

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Chapter 13 Education (Institution to transmit skill/knowledge) Theories on Education: Education : a social institution that deals with the transmission of skills and knowledge to its members. Leaning skills and knowledge at school and at home. Can get educated at home. We have a clear question : “Is education equalizing?” o Some people call education an equalizing institution. It makes possible for people to attain equal footage. Whether you’re from poor or rich background you have equal opportunity to be successful. o Conflict theory says that education is not 1. Functionalism : Positive side of education o How education helps/functions in out society. Looks at education as equalizing all of us. o Open system of stratification. How it helps us to be promoted and to become better. o Manifest functions : Transmission of skill/knowledge/values: you learn math, English etc. but you also learn basic knowledge like if you come in late or miss class without permission, you have consequences. Learn pledge of allegiance- patriotism. If catholic school, religious values. Meritocracy (Productivity for society): also says education helps society become more productive. Upon graduation, we can contribute to society and make society better. You get promoted based on what you learned in high school /college. Those merits will make you more productive in society so that what you learn matters. New knowledge : in any class, trying to produce new knowledge. Education helps to produce new knowledge. o Latent functions : Hidden function. Where you can be creative. Prolonged adolescence : by being in college, most of us don’t have to be “adults” by supporting ourselves. Parents helping out college kids. Age segregation (birth cohort): chances are we’re surrounded by people of same age. In high school, most friends the same age. Doesn’t have to be that way. But usually is because of birth cohort. People with the same cohort happen to be in the same class. Will end up playing, dating
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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Test 4- Sociology Chapter 13 - Chapter 13...

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