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Sociology chapter 15

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Sociology chapter 15 SOCI 2010

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Caoimhe Notetaker on Monday December 7, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOCI 2010 at Tulane University taught by David Maddox in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Foundations of Sociology in Sociology at Tulane University.


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Date Created: 12/07/15
 Education serves as a major socialization agent by o Sorting people into various occupations based on their ability and performance in school o Determining the economic development of a society o Marriage market o Teach religion o Teaching Discipline o Helps prevent crime by keeping youths off of the streets  Students unconsciously adjust to school discipline- a behavioral consensus that is a reflection of a society’s norms and values o Known as the hidden curriculum of schools o The way children conform to the hidden curriculum of a school may affect how their teachers assess them and interact with them  Schools are stress moral and cultural teachings as well o Indirectly through interactions with peers o Through celebrations of birthdays or ethnic holiday  Schools contribute to citizenship building o Studying country’s founding fathers o Participating in Pledge of Allegiance  Schools also train youth for future opportunities o Accumulation of human capital  The knowledge skills and habits which can be used to be successful  As schools have expanded they are increasingly used to sort and select people. o By testing, tracking, grading, and awarding degrees o Credentials  For students of poor families, educational achievement may have less of a pay off o More educated (high earning) individuals have a larger social network at their disposal  Education In the US is not a uniform system available to everyone in the same way o Social reproduction rather than equal opportunity  Management of ambition o Paradox because belief in equal opportunity for all and reality of high and growing economic inequality  Achievement gap o Can be explained by SES o Children from high SES classes are better equipped to perform well in school o Teachers may also reward these class-affected habits and attitudes unknowingly which effects student outcome  Gender difference o Women have chosen to major in traditionally male- dominated fields but relatively few men have decided to major in traditionally female roles (nursing, early childhood education)  Organizational practices- o Increasing emphasis on standardized testing o High stakes high pressure o Basis for tracking


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