Lecture 9 Education (soc 100)

Lecture 9 Education (soc 100) - Lecture9Education 19:08...

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Lecture 9 Education 19:08 Education Provides systematic transmission of society’s knowledge including basic  subject matter (3’rs) Socializes or prepares the young for entry into society o Teaches morals, ethics, and values appropriate to society Schooling is the formal, institutionalized aspects of education. Rise of education in the US required education came into law in all states in 1900, except a few in the  south. o Prior to 1900, education was a luxury available only to the rich. Slaves, Hispanics, and Chinese immigrants were prohibited from attending  school according to state laws in the west and south. 90% of those under 35 years old have a high school diploma in the U.S. in the  21 st  century. In the general population, there is a strong relationship between formal  education and occupation. The higher the prestige and status of the occupation, the more formal  education the person usually has. Social class background on education as social mobility Sociological research disproves the myth of “get a good education and you  can get a good job” Access to jobs and high income is limited by social class origin. Among white upper-class people including those with inherited wealth—ones  socioeconomic class origin is more important than ones education in  determining income and job opportunities. Gender, race and class work as a glass ceiling in blocking the lower class from  too much upward mobility. This reserves the better jobs for the upper classes.
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course SOC Soc 100 taught by Professor C.broman during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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