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Social Institutions: Introduction to Exercise 2 - Education as a social institution
What You Will Learn

This exercise looks at education as a social institution. It addresses the following issues:
  • Functions of schooling
  • Schooling and social inequality in the U.S.
Key Terms

social integration function of school
socialization function of school

standardized test

Click on a term for the definition and Spanish translation.
What You Will Do

Read each passage and answer the questions that follow by clicking on the correct choice. The Answer box at the bottom of the choices will tell you if your answer is correct. If you choose the wrong answer, try again.
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