Response Canvas Week 8 - Education process through which...

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1. educate schools teach general skills such as reading, writing, and arithmetic 2. socialize Schools described as SORTING machines that place students and groups according to their skills, talents, and interests NOT based on merit, ultimately serves to reproduce social inequalities Schools transmit values, beliefs, & attitudes that are important to society socialize by rewarding some cultural beliefs & behaviors more than others originated from trying to “Americanize” population (e.g. immigrants, Native Americans, etc.) Education: process through which academic, social, & cultural ideas and tools are developed Schools CONTRIBUTORS to SOCIALIZATION: Hidden curriculum: serves to form a more cohesive society but has also been used to impose the values of a dominant culture on outsiders or
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  • Fall '08
  • Moskos
  • Sociology, social inequalities, general skills, leverage social networks

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