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Decaudin 1Claire DecaudinPottersSocial Problems31 October 2017Symbolic Interaction Theory & Education System Cross PathsThere are only three theories that apply to Social Problems. Each theory helps bring into light on how society influences people and how people influence society. The three theories that impact the society are: functionalism also called the functionalist theory (or perspective), symbolic interaction theory, and the conflict theory. Each theory contains their own unique and important information that determines on how people and society evolve through time and the environment that they are in. The theory that is brought up during simple conversation is the symbolic theory. If the symbolic interaction theory is used in everyday life of each human being, then it needs to be resolved because face to face communication is essential to creating a preferable environment for the future generation.Symbolic Interaction Theory is defined as, “The individual and his or her own construction of identity that takes place in small groups and organizations” (Dolgon, Baker 34). The symbolic interaction theory is recognized as a microsociology analysis. Some humans perceive education to be a macrosociology analysis, yet in all ways involving school which is an institution, it is a microsociology analysis. The education system can be intersected with the symbolic interaction theory based on the behavior that is involved. Microsociology analysis is, “the study of what people do, think and how they interact with each other in their daily lives” (Micro- Vs.
Decaudin 2Macrosocial Issues). In order to receive education, young children turn towards their school system since interacting with others truly starts when they are in school.While children grow up in the education system, they learn the basics of communication and skills to function outside of their institution. The way children are taught to behave can impact their responses in situations. If a student does not follow in the basic behavior that is expected in a school setting, reinforcements arebrought in to correct them. If the reinforcement is negative, the interaction between the student and those they have contact with can reach a different level of communication that can cause harmful conditions (Social Problems: Continuity and Change). When a class is disrupted by a student for not paying attention, the teacher has to make up the choice to talk to the student about the behavior, or yell at them and demand them to stop, and or head down to the office. A stern talking to is comprehended as the smartest method, but other teachers resort to yelling at the student to be more effective even though in reality it brings a rift between the student and teacher (Social Problems: Continuity and Change).

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