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Lecture 19:09 Social Institutions A stable set of statuses, roles, groups, norms, and organizations that provides a foundation for addressing fundamental societal needs Examples include family, education, work and the economy, health and medicine, media, etc. Each institution has important social roles but can also be plagued with problems Education: Individual Reflection What do you believe is the purpose of education? What do you hope to get out of attending this university? What is the purpose of this class? What do you hope to get out of this class? Are you smart? How do we know when someone is smart? Education as a Social Institution Manifest Functions Intended goals or consequences of an institution For education, this includes building knowledge and skills, socialization, and personal development Latent Functions Unintended goals or consequences of an institution Includes providing child care, controlling labor force entry, establish and protect social networks We can focus on social problems in terms of both its manifest
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