11-18 - 12/3 Sociology of Education I. The Educated...

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12/3 Sociology of Education I. The Educated American a. The American Literacy Study and School Effects II. Types of Education a. Bureaucratic, Practical III. Explaining the Expansion a. Functionalist, Marxian, Credential inflation and Education-as-Nation-Building perspectives American Literacy Study Commissioned in 1992 by U.S. Congress and carried out by Educational Testing Service (ETS) – The people who brought you the SAT Literacy: “Being able to use written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential” 26,000 adults surveyed Tested on three “forms” of literacy: “quantitative,” “documentary,” and “prose” Respondents “graded” on the basis of five levels of achievement or “A” through “F” Key results: Half of all Americans scored in the lower two levels of each form of literacy (i.e., received grades of “D” or “F” for quantitative, documentary, and prose literacy)
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11-18 - 12/3 Sociology of Education I. The Educated...

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