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16 Cards in this Set

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the social institution responsible for the systematic transmission of knowledge, skills and culturaly values within a formally organized structure.
Pierre Bourdieus term for peoples social assets, including values, beliefs, attitudes, and competencies in language and culture.
cultural capital
the practice of assigning students to specific curriculum groups and courses on the basis of their test scores, previous grades, or other criteria.
the transmission of cultural values and attitudes, such as conformity and obedience to authority, through implied demands found in the rule, routines, and regulations of schools.
hidden curriculum
a process of social selection in which class advantage and social status are linked to the possession of academic qualifications.
a system of beliefs, symbols, and rituals, based on some sacred or supernatural realm, that guides human behavior, gives meaning to life, and unites believers into a community.
those aspects of life that are extraordinary or supernatural.
the everday, secular or worldly aspects of life.
the belief that palnts, animals or other elements of the natural world are endowed with spirits or life forces having an effect on events in society.
the process by which religous beliefs, practices, and institutions lose their significance in sectors of society and culture.
the set of beliefs, rituals, and symbols that makes sacred the values of society and places the nation in the context of the ultimate system of meaning.
civil religion
a religous organization that is so integrated into the dominant culture that it claims as its membership all members of a society.
a larger, bureucratically organized religous organization that tends to seek accommodation with the larger society in order to maintain some degree of control over it.
a large, organized religion characterized by accommodation to society but frequently lacking the ability or intention to dominate society.
a relatively small religous group that has broken away from another religous organization to renew what it views as the original version of the faith.
a religous group with practicies and teachings outside the dominant cultural and religous traditions of a society.