With his colleagues at Harvard reanalyzed Colemans data but obtained similar results
no measureable school resource or policy shows a consistent relationship to schools
effectiveness in boosting student achievement
janushek reviewed 147
Tracking School Achievement
even within the same school, students are not exposed to the same curriculum.
Most public schools employ a system of tracking
students in high tracks (e.g. college bound) learn more than students in lower tracks.
This is becaus
The Chosen Ones
boarding school students overwhelmingly come from extremely rich families
in 1895 almost %50 came from families with annual incomes of more than $100,000.
Thats more than $170,000 per years in 2003 dollars
two-thirds came from families wit
The Bell Curve
a level or grade in social position or culture;
the part of a population belonging to a particular level in station or education, as social stratum;
and the like.
What explains inequality?
Sociology of Education
government - the holding of power by people chosen on the basis of merit (as opposed to wealth
social class etc.);
a society govenmed by sych people or in which such peple hold power
Sociology of Education
there are sign
Sociology of Education Part II
Sociologists of education are interested in studying the causes and effects of education
What is the function of schooling?
Why do some students perform better in school than other students?
why do some students obtain more
Measuring Socioeconomic status
Murray and Herrnstein measure socioeconomic status by constructing a SES index comprised of
mothers educations , fathers educations, parental occupations, and family income
each of these variables was given t
IQ and social stratification
modern society is stratified by intelligence
intelligence is positively associated with income and negatively associated with poverty, dripping
out, welfare dependency, out-of-wedlock births, and crime.
Asians have the highest
Equality of educational opportunity
this report, authored by sociologist James S. Coleman, was published by the U.S. department of
educations in 1966. It was one of the most influential and controversial studies
a view from wall street journal
in 2007, wr
the sociology of education is a filed od sociology in which researchers try to understand the
cause and effects of education
causes: why do some people obtain more education than other people?
Why do some people success academically and others d
Sociology 315: Economic Sociology
Syllabus and Course Description
Fall 2016, Tu-Th: 2:30-4:00pm
Instructor: Roi Livne
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