16.1 Education around the World
Has there ever been a time when your formal and informal educations in the same setting were at odds? How did you overcome that disconnect?
Do you believe free access to schools has achieved its intended goal? Explain.
16.2 Theoretical Perspectives on Education
Thinking of your school, what are some ways that a conflict theorist would say that your school perpetuates class differences?
Which sociological theory best describes your view of education? Explain why.
Based on what you know about symbolic interactionism and feminist theory, what do you think proponents of those theories see as the role of the school?
16.3 Issues in Education
Is busing a reasonable method of serving students from diverse backgrounds? If not, suggest and support an alternative.