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Lecture Notes for SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology with Snizek at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Professor:Snizek
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
Subject:Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2005
Keywords:
  • Egalitarian Family
  • Social Placement
  • Homeschooling
  • Credentialism
  • Group Marriage
  • Matriarchal
  • Voucher System
  • Grandparents
  • School Choice
  • Social Institution
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Soc 1004 Notes For Final Exam Fall 2005 Education as a Social Institution . Education is an important social institution in human societies . Education - transmission of knowledge, skills, and cultural norms and values of members of a society o 3 R's ? Reading ? Writing ? Arithmetic . Formal education - systematic and structured training in school . Society today requires literacy . One of the most important institutional components of the US o Race o Class o Gender system . Jonathan Kozol (1991) o Race and poverty intersect in impoverished communities and schools producing savage inequalities in educational experiences and outcomes in many US cities. . Consequences of Education: A functionalist perspective o Socialization ? Teaching of knowledge of skills . 3 R's ? Also social skills . Obedience to authority . Cooperation . Punctuality o Cultural transmission ? Important role in the transmission of cultural by teaching students society's core values . Individualism . Patrio...

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