Sociology 2140 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Intellectual Disability, Readwrite, Thomas Sowell

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Educaion oten claimed to be a panacea: cure-all for poverty, drugs . Average level of educaional atainment has grown: less than 35% of adults atain a post-secondary educaion. 1827: u of t irst canadian uni. 1996 census: irst one to record a higher number of university grads than of people reporing less than a grade. By 2006, canada sill had the worlds highest proporion of adults with postsecondary levels of educaional atainment (uni+ college) One of the best predictors of educaional success: ses. First-generaion kids of immigrants are more likely to go to university and college than non-immigrant youth in. 1. 5 imes more likely to have been enrolled in postsecondary insituions. 2. 5 imes more likely to have gone to university. Head start: u. s project that helps preschool children from disadvantaged families. In order to help the kids, the enire family needs to be helped. Paricularly important with aboriginal students only reaches about 5% of those who need it.

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