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Julian Tanner

-Canada is now a “schooled society” formal education has moved to the centre stage of social life -education is a relatively young social institution and modern nations rely on the education system to rationalize and justify the social order -education attainment is becoming a stronger predictor of people’s income and employment success SCHOOLING: -Schooling has become the major route for “social mobility”schooling is used as a lever of upward mobility and social justice -schooling has long touted as a “great equalizer”providing opportunities to the disadvantages -Canadians worry that schools will be unable to play this equalizing role -Canadian schools are now the institution that embodies core values of equity, progress and technical sophistication, values and associated practices that are intrinsic to modern society -education not only shapes our future biographies and life courses it also shapes the organization of society -Education’s reach is: personal, public, individual, societal -Schooling plays a role in nation building & citizenship -It classifies and regulates who works where, both creating and rationing access to specialized roles -Schools are now heavily connected to labour markets -Governments and corporations increasingly turn to universities to generate innovative research to fuel wealth creation -de-differentiationboundaries between institutions have blurred -many social problems are seen to have educational solutions. Ex. Drug use, racism, health promotion -ties between schools and religion are weaker than before -formal and structured learning is now ubiquitous Thinking Sociologically about Schooling The Art of Applying Science to Study Society -many types of sociology have some affinity with the natural science -many sociologist believe that too closely mimicking the natural sciences to study that social world can be wrongheaded because human socie
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