4.27 Selected Topics in Sociology Education

4.27 Selected Topics in Sociology Education - April 27,...

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April 27, 2011 Selected Topics in the Sociology of Education Word of the Day paradox: a statement or tenet contrary to received opinion or belief; especially one that is difficult to believe Does going to a “good school” matter to one’s educational achievement? Whatever… BUT why do people pay so much to send their kids to private school? Cookson and Persell (1984) Studied Elite boarding schools and found: -Boarding school students came from overwhelmingly rich families -85% had fathers with Bachelors degree and 75% had mothers with college degrees -half have more than 500 books in their homes -THUS, a higher number of students from these schools got into Ivy Leagues compared to other boarding schools and public schools Wall Street Journal (2007) Studied similar schools at sending students to Ivies: Catholic Schools There is evidence that these schools raise the educational achievement of students: Catholic School Paradox : in a number of studies published in the early 1980’s, Coleman found
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