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Chapter 4

SOCB26 Chapter 4

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Julian Tanner

CHAPTER 4: EDUCATION REVOLUTIONAIZED: THE GROWTH OF MODERN SCHOOLING Introduction The 20 thcentury gave birth to a worldwide schooling revolution, with formal education evolving from a patchwork of loosely connected practices into a universal, institutionalized process embracing the entire citizenry Beginnings of a Schooled Society Defining attributes of the modern school class: o Most students in a class are the same age o Classes are organized by knowledge level o Classes meet in separate locations o A class is often set off by a particular time period st th The school class was 1 organized by level of knowledge (16 century) o School classes were initially organized by ability, not age th Todays classes are age-graded classes organized by age (19 century) o Fear of promoting young students too rapidly Rushing and mixing students of different temperaments Older students discouraged from remaining too long at the same grade level (feel out of place and drop out) 3 Rs: reading, riting, and rithmetic Prentices hypotheses about the transition from informal to formal schooling: o Economicindustrialization: to ensure a skilled and compliant labour force was available (e.g. Bowles and Gintis) Criticism: causality mass schooling was prior to large-scale industrialization www.notesolution.com
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