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17 Cards in this Set

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formal education
a purposeful, planned effort intended to impart specific skills and modes of thought.
to understand and use a symbol system
in the most general and basic sense, illiteracy is the inability
the US
the first country in the world to embrace the concept of mass education
so little emphasis on learning at least one other language
the US is probably the only country in the world that places
District property taxes
the largest percentage of funding for public educaion in the US comes from?
Approximately ___ percent of funding for public education in the US comes form the federal government.
the self-fulfilling prophecy
The statement "if people define their situations as real, they are in fact real in their consequences" best describes the dynamics of?
the social aspects of a religion
When sociologists study a religion, they investigate?
political antecedent
Almost all terrorist activity originates from __________ and is sustained by it as well.
"great" books such as the Bible, Koran, or Torah

3 essentials:
beliefs about sacred and profane
a community of worshippers
Which one of the following is not one of the three essential features of religion as indentified by Durkheim?
the lives, teachings and writings of great people
In prophetic religions, the sacred revolves around?
is sought in places, objects, and actions believed to house a god or spirit
In sacramental religions the sacred
the Cold War
The phrase "under God" was added to he Pledge of Allegiance and the US started to print the phrase "In God We Trust" on its coins during?
the belief that human behavior is controlled by some force, whether genetic, economic, or political is known as?
human agency
Individuals, acting alone or with others, to shape, resist, challenge, and sometimes change the social institutions that constrain them are known asa
The most important aspect of a social movement and the key to its success is is

3 types:
which one of the following is NOT one of the three types of social movements