Chapter 16 -soc

Chapter 16 -soc - Chapter 16 Education Overview of...

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Chapter 16 – Education Overview of Education Education-  the social institution responsible for the systematic  transmission of knowledge, skills, and cultural values within a formally  organized structure Through education, we transmit the values, beliefs, and knowledge  considered essential to the reproduction of individual knowledge and  culture Functionalist Perspective on Education Manifest Functions o Socialization o Transmission of culture  o Social control o Social placement o Change and innovation Latent functions o Keeps young people out of the job market o Social networking o Generation gap Dysfunctions o Does not promote high level thinking o Limited academic demands Conflict Perspectives on Education Schools perpetuate inequalities Cultural capital and class reproduction o Children with more cultural capital will be more successful  academically o Cultural capital-
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