ch 13 sociology notes - SOC 100 Ch 13 Education Lecture...

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SOC 100 - Ch. 13: Education 1 Lecture Outline I. Introduction a. Social institution : An interrelated system of social roles and norms organized about the satisfaction of an important social need or function. Examples: the family, economics, politics, the military, religion, medicine, education, etc. b. The Institution of Education : the systematic, formalized transmission of knowledge, skills and culture. c. Hidden curriculum- values, etc that are taught subconsciously or unintentionally d. The largest single social institution in the US. II. The Social Functions of Education a. Transmitting Culture i. Includes knowledge and skills as well as values and ideals and tells stories b. Supporting the Discovery of New Knowledge c. Allocating Status i. Functionalism of Davis and Moore- schools separate students according to intelligence ii. Althusser’s Conflict View- education reinforces existing class structure d. Serving Society vs. Liberating Minds e. Education is the single best indicator of income and prestige in modern society III. Illiteracy in the US a. Illiteracy: inability to use symbol systems
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Fall '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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