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Lecture 3

Week 3 Lecture Note


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCB26H3
Professor
Julian Tanner
Lecture
3

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SOCB26 WEEK 3 LECTURE
January 25, 2011
Prof. J Tanner
Similarity both perspective see a
connection that what you learn in
school is what will help you and
work
Difference in understanding between
school and work
Education system is to teach
cognitive skills for work
Relationship between personality
trait and what kinda job needs your
personality
Schools transmit personality traits
Main source of pers onality traits in
school (punctuality, loyalty, honesty)
Most jobs are not very complex or
very demanding
High school grads enter workforce
are mostly from lower class families
Skills in school are most likely
needed in workplace
People who take on higher skilled
jobs are more likely from upper class
families
Personality traits dif ferent sets of
personality traits are taught
(independence, self-motivation)
Correspondence theor y – different
sets of personality traits will lead
them to different destinations in
workforce
Upper class children get higher status
jobs and lower class children get
lower status jobs
If people study less theres less social
mobility for them
Educational system is maintaining
the status quo
Kids inherit of intellectual resources
from their parents
Bringing cultural impression into
classroom
Teachers and schools reward the
students who acquired the most skills
and knowledge in the classroom
Kids who are not interested in school
think of it as a disconnection to their
life
Families of higher classes value in
their childrens education more
78% of parents have a university
degree in USA in 1994 census read to
their kids on a regular basis
Kids parents who went to university
are better off those who didnt
In the past, status was inherited
You cannot inherit educational
qualifications
Education system is stratified
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