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Carleton University
SOCI 1002
Christian Carron

Lecture 9 Sociology of Education Mass Education An Overview Education system has displaced organized religion as main purveyor of formal knowledgeEducation system also is second in importance only to the family as agent of socializationUniversal mass education is recent phenomenon and is limited to relatively wealthy countriesHistory of Mass Education300 yrs ago Most were illiterate100 yrs ago Majority never attended school1950 Only 10 of worlds countries had system of compulsory mass educationToday Half of citizens in developing countries are illiterate while in Canada education is nearly universalUniform SocializationCreating systems of education that had sufficient resources to include all children was social change of breathtaking scopeReligious training was never widely available and tended to set people apart from surrounding communityReplacing these forms of instruction with centralized and rationalized system created strong pressures toward uniformity and standardizationDiversity among families regions and religious traditions gradually gave way to homogenized indoctrination into common culture Rising Levels of EducationAmount of education that people receive has risen steadily and trend expected to continueSociologists distinguish educational attainment from educational achievementEducational achievementIs learning or skill that an individual acquires and at least in principle it is what grades reflect Educational attainmentIs number of years of schooling completed or for higher levels certificates and degrees earnedIndividuals Advantages and Disadvantages Higher educational attainment is effective for securing more employment and higher earningsEducation attainment is linked with earnings prospectsWhile pattern is far from rigid more education attainment and better earnings tend to go togetherThe Rise of Mass Schooling Factor in rise of mass schooling i Development of the printing pressEnabled literacy to spread beyond elite circles ii Protestant ReformationProtestants encouraged to read scriptures regularly iii Spread of democracyLed to free education for all children
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