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rational choice theory
is that patterns of behavior in societies reflect the choices made by individuals as they try to maximize their benefits and minimize their costs. In other words, people make decisions about how they should act by comparing the costs and benefits of different courses of action.
is schooling that takes place in an organized setting with the goal of teaching a predetermined curriculum.
is a process through which the educational curricula of many poor countries is similar to models of education used in colonial powers and developed countries.
Studies indicate that the educational achievement gap between racial groups has been ______________________ in recent years.
an SAT score
example of an educational credential
Which of the following is the best example of a latent function of education?
the tendency of schools to become a mate- and friend-selection market for teens
All of the following examples suggest kindergarten is an "academic boot camp" EXCEPT the emphasis on:
reading and arithmetic.
One critique of voucher plans in schools is that they:
are likely to result in a further stratified education system.
Tracking was established to allow educators to address students' individual learning needs.
Research conclusively shows that schools are the sole institution to focus on if we want to create equality in society.
Students become deviant in various ways when they must cope with school pressures.
The U.S. high school graduation rate has increased over the past three decades.
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