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1. According to structural functional theory, education
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List three latent functions of education:
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Conflict theorists argue that the educational system is used by the members of which to maintain their position?
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Conflict theorists hold that schools teach
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Conflict theorists point out that the hidden curriculum includes
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Teaching of rules in the educational system emphasizes that rules
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Conflict theorists believe that academic competition is unfair because the understanding of subject material is based on the norms of
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The diplomas, degrees, or other credentials offered by educational institutions, according to conflict theorists, indicate that students have
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From physicians to assembly-line workers, anyone training for an occupation learns ______________ is necessary to do their job.
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When it was founded, Harvard College specialized in the teaching of
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The University of Virginia was founded in 1810 by Thomas Jefferson to train
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Prior to the founding of Johns Hopkins University, professions such as medicine, law, and dentistry were usually learned
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The system of compulsory public education grew quickly during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to accommodate
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Compulsory public education was chiefly supported by
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Puritan education was shaped by the idea that children were
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Schools are run by
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Local school boards primarily consist of
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The first I.Q. test was designed in 1916 to assess the
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Critics of I.Q. tests argue that they measure
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Catholic high schools, compared to public high schools
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Private preparatory schools
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The ABC “A Better Chance” program was developed
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The most prestigious private colleges
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There is concern about the performance of American public schools because
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Estimates are that the percentage of high school graduates prepared for college is about _____ percent.
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One criticism of the public schools is that they put
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People in the United States have great faith that education will provide
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Increased educational requirements create a hardship for working-class students because they
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Recent sociological research has found that a child’s future occupation is most closely related to
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Berg refers to the low return on education investments as
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T F Education plays an important role in the lives of children, but not in the lives of adults.
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T F The intended function of education, according to structural functional theory, is to supplement the socialization of children that occurs in the family.
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T F According to conflict theorists, the intended function of education is to provide upward mobility for the less privileged.
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T F Conflict theorists contend that the elite use the educational system to justify inequality.
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T F The United States, unlike some other countries, does not teach patriotism in the schools.
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T F Students who do not compete with other students but instead pursue the activities they enjoy may fail in the regular program of study, become separated from their peer group, and be labeled slow, hyperactive, disabled, or otherwise deviant.
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T F Schools typically teach all of the skills needed for jobs in the United States.
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T F The Puritans believed that children were possessed by the devil.
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T F Public schools are run entirely by the local community.
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T F Representation on the school board reflect the American belief that all citizens are equal.
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T F Representation on college boards of trustees reflects the fact that colleges are interested only in education.
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T F Parochial school students perform better than public high students.
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T F School performance is not linked to socioeconomic background in Catholic schools, as it is in public schools.
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T F American students do worse than students in other industrialized nations in reading, writing, and mathematics.
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T F The reason American public schools are failing is because less money is being spent on
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Essay:
Using evidence provided throughout chapter fourteen, defend or refute the stand on the role of education maintained by structural functional theorists.
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Essay:
Using evidence provided throughout chapter fourteen, defend or refute the stand on the role of education maintained by conflict theorists.
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Essay:
Describe the relationship between education and occupational training.
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Essay:
Discuss the solutions being tried to improve the American educational system. Which solutions do you think will work
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In your opinion, what values and norms of American society most dominate the educational system? If these values and norms were to change, how would the educational system change?
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