Sociology Chapter 14

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These Are Flashcard For My College Sociology Class. These Are Questions From Our Chapter 14 Quiz.


 
  
Created May 2, 2012
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1
During the _____ transition in U.S. education, public higher education burgeoned.
 
Third
2
Prior to World War II, most colleges were
 
all of the above
3
A large proportion of the growth in college enrollment has been due to the increase of
 
women and minorities.
4
_____ emphasize the benefits of education in their analyses.
 
Functionalists
5
_____examine how the social context shapes students’ and teachers’ everyday experiences...
 
Symbolic interactionists
6
Which of the following is not a manifest function of education?
 
Schools often provide social services.
7
Which of the following is not a criticism of functionalist explanations of education?
 
They ignore the latent functions of education.
8
According to conflict theorists, schools have a _____ that transmits nonacademic knowledge,...
 
hidden curriculum
9
Schools in _____ neighborhoods encourage leadership, creativity and independence.
 
high-income
10
Until about _____, U.S. institutions of higher education banned women.
 
1840
11
 Labeling is often based on tracking and can lead to
 
a self-fulfilling prophecy.
12
Which of the following is not a component of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)?
 
States must test private school students in reading and math.
13
Which one of the following is not a major criticism of the No Child Left Behind Act?
 
The test results motivate students to study harder.
14
Which one of the following statements about U.S. high school dropouts is false?
 
Females are more likely than males to drop out of high school.
15
Which of the following is not an argument in support of vouchers?
 
Students can use vouchers to buy books and school supplies.
16
 Evidence suggests that children participating in voucher programs
 
do not significantly differ in academic achievement from students who do not participate in...
17
In the United States, what share of people age 25 or older has earned at least a college degree?
 
21%
18
Which one of the following statements about IQ tests is false?
 
The racial IQ gap between white and black students has been fairly constant since 1978.
19
 Some critics maintain that _____ are too accepting of the educational inequality that...
 
feminist theorists
20
Which one of the following statements about grade inflation in college is false?
 
It gives students a realistic sense of their ability and accomplishments.
21
Criticisms of charter schools include all of the following statements except
 
They provide innovative teaching.
22
According to functionalists, education benefits
 
taxpayers
23
 Some researchers have concluded that “the most pressing issue related to gender gaps...
 
boys in reading
24
Since 1970, 17-year-old Americans are performing _____ in reading and mathematics.
 
no better
25
Which of the following statements about charter schools is correct?
 
Children in charter schools perform no better or worse than children who are not in charter...


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