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Unformatted text preview: Instructor: Yeh, Hsinyi Instructor: Yeh, Hsinyi 11/10 (Wednesday) 8:10-9:30 25 questions (25 pts)/ 1 extra question All Multiple-choice All readings/ lectures after quiz 1 Quiz 2 From the structural-functionalist perspective 1. Instruction: teach basic knowledge and skills 2. Socialization: the ability to follow the norms 3. Sorting people into statuses 4. Custodial care Four functions of educational institutions (1) “ multicultural education ” Fix the problems of being oversocialized to the mainstream norms in society The norms of minorities Four functions of educational institutions (2) Educational institution is a tool to control the masses Educational system helps to reproduce suitable people to sustain a capitalist society Educational opportunities and the quality of education are not equally distributed Conflict perspective (1) Key terms “The organization child” The child in nursery school who is most comfortable with supervision, guidance, and adult control Education as a mechanism of “ cultural imperialism ” students are instilled the mainstream norms/values/ traditions…. Kozol, “ savage inequalities” in education comparing educational quality in different districts Conflict Perspective (2) Teacher-student interactions Example:Students from economically advantaged homes are more likely to get approval from teachers “ Self-Fulfilling Prophecy ”-people act in a manner consistent with the expectations of others Symbolic Interactionism and Education A discussion from Conflict perspective Social class Family background Race and ethnicity Gender The inequality of educational attainment Definition of the minority group-Minority status is NOT based on numerical representation in society. (It’s based on social status) Racial categories are based more on social...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course 920 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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