CHAPTER 13 Education - CHAPTER 13 EDUCATION MAJOR TEACHING...

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CHAPTER 13 EDUCATION MAJOR TEACHING OBJECTIVES After reading this chapter, the student should : 1. Understand the impact of the Great Social Transformation on education. 2. Be able to describe the salient contrasts between education in the United States and in Japan. 3. Be able to outline the various issues that now beset American education. 4. Be able to compare and contrast the sociological explanations for education. 5. Appreciate how the type of education students receive today will impact their lives in the twenty-first century. SUMMARY The vignette about the I Have a Dream program illustrates that: Lower-class children often cannot obtain that higher education through no fault of their own. People in the United States highly value education. THE GREAT SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND EDUCATION In communal societies education is: Informal. Passes through highly personalized social relations. In industrial societies a great deal of education is: Systematic. Formal. Takes place in organizations. CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISONS: THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN Education in the Unites States Highly valued for democracy and socioeconomic mobility.
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Has problems such as functional illiteracy. Decentralized control. Mass education. Practicality. Credentialism. Education in Japan Characterized by: A broad base of elementary schools. Small number of academic high schools.
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