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SOC 1003, Week 13

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SOC 1003, Week 13 SOC 1003

Arkansas Tech University
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education, religion, media
Introductory Sociology
J Stobaugh
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Date Created: 04/17/16
SOC 1003: Intro to Sociology  Dr. James Stobaugh Week 13 (4/11 – 4/15) Notes Education History  Early society – no formal education, basic survival skills, acculturation, children worked  Classical society (Greece, China, North Africa) – beginning of formal education,  considered luxury (“school” means leisure in Greek)  Industrial Revolution & Universal Education – conflicting Christian groups in the U.S.  o Jefferson & Webster wanted universal education to instill a nation culture o Education remained local, in communities willing and able to support it ($$) o Horace Mann – mid 1800s proposal for tax­supported schools  Educate public (at least to functional levels)  Payed for and controlled by public  Diverse students and background (religious)  Nonsectarian (not oriented towards one denomination)  Well­trained professional teachers  Longer terms and years  Mandatory for all children to a certain age (official in 1918) Functional Perspective  Knowledge and skills, dependability (credentials)  Transmit values (individualism, competition)  Social integration, national identity  Social stability – blame for failures are internalized instead of fueling riots,  “troublesome” teens are occupied  Gatekeeping – tracking (AP, Smart Core, GT)  Family functions – child care, sex ed  Relationships (friends, significant others, spouses) Conflict Perspective – increases class differences and cultural bias (hidden curriculum) Symbolic Interactionist Perspective  Rist – studied kindergarten classes, by 8  day students had been grouped st o 1  row fastest learners (lions) o 2  row average learners (cardinals) o 3  row slowest learners (clowns)  Rosenthal­Jacobson, “expected spurt” in performance ­ raised teacher expectations  increased student performance Problems  Grade inflation  Social promotion  Standardized tests Religion  Durkheim, Le Suicide (suicide rates in Protestants and Catholics) o Religion – beliefs and practices separating profane (common) from sacred, united  a moral community  Functions o Addresses the ultimate question o Emotional comfort o Social solidarity o Guideline for living  o Social control o Adaption (immigrants in new cultures) o Government support Consequences of Media  Intended – sell products  Unintended – influences and spreads ideas  Hay’s Code – early 1900s, designed to protect the “decency of media,” now irrelevant


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