12a - EDUCATION LET’S TAKE A CLOSE LOOK T h e k e y t o a...

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Unformatted text preview: EDUCATION LET’S TAKE A CLOSE LOOK T h e k e y t o a g r e a t f u t u r e i s a g r e a t . . . EDUCATION: A TROUBLED INSTITUTION A NATION AT RISK • EDUCATION – THE SOCIAL INSTITUTION GUIDING A SOCIETY’S TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE, INCLUDING BASIC FACTS, JOB SKILLS, AND CULTURAL NORMS AND VALUES, TO ITS MEMBERS • SCHOOLING – FORMAL INSTRUCTION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SPECIALLY TRAINED TEACHERS SOCIALIZATION ADDS TO THE STABILITY OF A SOCIETY • COMPLEX TECHNOLOGY – PRIMARY SCHOOLING • BASIC LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS – SECONDARY SCHOOLING • EXPANSION OF BASIC SKILLS TO INCLUDE THE TRANSMISSION OF CULTURAL VALUES AND NORMS • GENDER ROLES – BOY GAMES AND GIRL GAMES – CAREER PATTERN CHOICES AND COLLEGE – PRESSURES TO DATE AND ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX OTHER OTHER MANIFEST FUNCTIONS MANIFEST FUNCTIONS • CULTURAL INNOVATION – EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CREATE AS WELL AS TRANSMIT CULTURE • SOCIAL INTEGRATION – BRINGING DIVERSE NATIONS TOGETHER • SOCIAL PLACEMENT – THE ENHANCEMENT OF MERITOCRACY LESS WIDELY RECOGNIZED FUNCTIONS...
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