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University of Toronto Scarborough
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Educationchapter 17 Education system has replaced organized religion as main purveyor of formal education Education around 100 years old Education system also is 2 in importance to family 300 years agomost we illiterate 100 years agomajority never attended school 1950only 10% of worlds countries had system if compulsory mass education Today: more than half of the developing countries are illiterate, while in Canada, education is a way of life Watson + crick o Decoded DNA o Double helixled to creation of genetic engineering countries 2. theoretical approaches to education 1. Functionalism o Achievementsoutcomes assigned in proportion to individual successin satisfying job-relevant tests of capacity) instead of Ascriptionoutcomes assigned to circumstances traits 2. Conflict perspective o Claim the following Economic barriers: prevent people from going on to post secondary education Schooling reproduces difference in cultural capital and thus preserves class difference (promotes inequality) Many jobs require academic credentials that are questionable as job skills are effective at Education achievement o Is learning or skill than an individual acquires and at least in principle it is what grades reflect Education attainment o Is number of years of schooling completed, or for higher levels, certificates and degrees earned In tribal societies: info knowledge is transmitted through family and tribe Knowledge societyAs they become more scientific and technological (more complex) the division of labour increases and school and formal education becomes more important. The family cant provide you with the information you need to operate in this type of society Primary school stat with: the 3 Rs o Reading o wRiting o Rythmitic
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