Latent Functions of Education

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Latent Functions of Education

Custody of the young
Keeps unemployment down
Provides low wage, temporary workers
Networking, Credentialing, Finding a Spouse

Conflict Perspective
U.S. Schools Reproduce Inequality

The hidden curriculum
Class and race influence quality of education received
Class and race influence tracking

What Education Does

General socialization
Teaches what it means to be an American
Perpetuates Society
Shows where individuals fit in
Mobility

Symbolic Interaction

Education is a self-fulfilling prophecy
Tracking

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