Read this chapter for a review of education. As you read each section, consider the following topics:

  • Take note of the expectations and norms taught in American schools outside of the mandated curriculum. Can you identify any norms you've been taught through your schooling and education? How do they affect your actions and world view?
  • Identify the differences in educational resources around the world. On a separate piece of paper, take note of the concept of universal access to education.
  • Take note of the manifest and latent functions of education. Focus on how functionalism, conflict theory, feminism, and interactionism view issues of education.
  • Take note of historical and contemporary issues in education. How do sociologists typically view "No Child Left Behind", and why?