soc 100 ch 17

  1. a formal system of teaching values, knowledge, and skills
  2. laws that require all children to attend school until a specified age or until they complete a minimum grade in school
    mandatory education laws
  3. the intended beneficial consequences of people's actions
    manifest functions
  4. uninteneded beneficial consequences of people's actions
    latent functions
  5. the use of diplomas and degrees to determine who is eligible for jobs, even though the diploma or degree may be irrelevant to the actual work
    credential society
  6. in reference to education, the ways in which schools transmit a society's culture, especially its core values
    cultural transmission of values
  7. the process by which education opens and close doors of opportunity; another term for the social placement function of education
  8. the sorting of students into different educational programs on the basis or real or perceived abilities
  9. a function of education - funneling people into a society's various positions
    social placement
  10. the unwritten goals of schools, such as teaching obedience to authority and conformity to cultural norms
    hidden curriculum
  11. the sociological principle that schools correspond to )or reflect the social structure of their society
    correspondence principle
  12. Robert Merton's term for an originally false assertion that becomes true simply becuase it was predicted
    self-fulfilling prophecy
  13. higher grades given for the same work; a general rise in student grades without a corresponding increase in learning
    grade inflation
  14. passing students on to the next level even though they have not mastered basic materials
    social promotion
  15. a high school graduate who has difficulty with basic reading and math
    functional illiterate
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soc 100 ch 17