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Unformatted text preview: Name:_Meng Wu____ Ch. 20 Education* Ch. 20 – Education* 1. What is the main factor determining who gets into college in Japan, as opposed to the Unites States? A sense of obligation to family. 2. What is the main focus of education in the U.S.? Practical and job related. 3. Discuss the latent and manifest functions of education. Manifest functions: Socializing of young Creating new culture Integrating people into a new society Latent functions: Child care Consumes time and energy Lasting relationships 4. Explain the concepts of: o Tracking Best schooling goes to students who are more privileged to begin with. Segregates students into different worlds o Functional illiteracy A luck of reading and writing skills needed for everyday living. o Magnet schools Encourages students to specialize in specific areas of study. 5. What is the relationship between income and college attendance? The higher a family’s income, the more likely the children go to college....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Jackallen during the Spring '09 term at Seattle Central Community College.
- Spring '09