Sociological Perspectives on Education - Functionalist Perspectives - Education – the social institution responsible for transmitting knowledge, skills, and Cultural values in a formally organized structure - Manifest functions are open, stated, and intended goals or consequences of activities Within an organization or institution - Socialization - Transmission of culture - Social culture - Social placement - Change and innovation - Latent functions – hidden, unstated, and sometimes unintended consequences of Activities in an organization or institution - Conflict Perspectives - Hidden curriculum – the way in which certain cultural values and attitudes, such as Conformity and obedience to authority, are transmitted through implied demands. In the everyday rules and routines of school - Symbolic Interactionist Perspectives - Functionality illiterate – unable to read, write, and/or do basic math above a third- Grade level, which is a skill le vel below what is necessary for carrying out every day. Tasks Problems in U.S. Education
- Functional illiteracy - Immigration and diversity in schools in the Trump era - Educational opportunities and inequalities based on race and class - Tracking is the practice of assigning students to specific courses and educational Programs based on their test scores, previous grades, or both. School Safety and Violence - Campus sexual assault is the sexual assault of a student attending a college or university Who is the victim of forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, Fondling, and attempted rape - What are schools doing about the violence on campus?