Chapter 17. Education. Chapter Outline. Education for a Changing World Attainment, Achievement, and Equality The Structure of Educational Institutions. Education for a Changing World.
If one of the functions of education is to prepare people to function well in society, won’t they benefit from attending schools that reflect the nation’s ethnic, racial, and class diversity?
1. Sociologists employing the ________ perspective focus on schools at the micro-level of everyday behavior, for example, centering attention on patterns of communication that transpire in classes, in hallways, and on playgrounds.
2. Sociologists coming from the ________ perspective stress the role schools play in maintaining inequality and reproducing the class structure.