Category Archive for: EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Education and the Politico economic Institutions

Education and the Politico economic Institutions In earlier societies: education was not closely tied to the politicocconornic institutions. In large empires. some education was needed for scribes, tax collectors, and other officials, but that was about all. In medieval Europe, only the church was closely connected to the school. Books were so expensive that only the affluent could own them. Aside from some poor…

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EVOLUTION AND BOOK CENSORSHIP,

EVOLUTION AND BOOK CENSORSHIP, One sign of the current Resurgence .of religious conservatism is the drive to require that “creation science” be taught wherever evolution is taught in public schools. This issue, too, has symbolic meaning in the struggle of religious conservatism against secularism and religious liberalism. “Creation science” supporters, while not entirely agreed upon a single version of creation, are agreed that human beings and…

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SCHOOL PRAYERS

SCHOOL PRAYERS, Supreme Court decisions since 1962 forbid ‘any prayers {except silent prayers) in public schools. A, constitutional amendment authorizing prayers in public schools has the support of many conservative church leaders, while many other church leaders are opposed [Time, 118:39, Aug. 9 1982 J. Supporters are outraged at “banning , God from the schools” a¥ claim that school , prayers would help cultivate…

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Education and Religion

Education and Religion Throughout most of Western history, education and religion have been.Intertwined. The training of priests’ was one of the earliest’ reasons for developing schools. Most of our earlier schools and universities were operated by churches, Public schools and colleges “!e largely a product of the past century/There are many European countries in which education is still largely church-operated.Since both church and…

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INTERRELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS

INTERRELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS Education and the Family Most’of what schools do has been taken over’ from the family. Why? Because as a changing society called for increasing amounts and kinds of learning, families became inefficient places to provide them. Within American experience, basic education-reading, writing, arid arithmetic-fIrst left the family for the school. Next, came vocational education. Finally, came a variety of social learnings, ranging…

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A Haven for Dissent

A Haven for Dissent Whether this is. a manifest or latent ‘function of educational institutions can be argued  Universities deal with ideas. Any serious discussion of ideas is certain, sooner or later, to lead to dissent. Since universities in the past were rather small, isolates} enclaves of scholars and young gentlemen and not closely”  connected to the seats “c.political power…

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Preserving the Class System

Preserving the Class System The educational establishment accepts the hierarchy of occupational roles and statuses shor this is necessary to prepare students to fill them. Meanwhile, students are being socialized to accept and fit into this system of statuses and roles. It is no secret that the: university departments most closely tied to vocational preparation, such as business, agriculture, and engineering are typically the most…

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Weakening of Parental Control

Weakening of Parental Control Parental authority over the child is diminished by the school. Parental values may be challenged or even ridiculed as quaint and old-. fashioned. Schools often promote student . behavior and use teaching materials which . challenge parents’ moral standards. Schools provide group support to children in rejecting parental standards. In many ways, parental control over children is reduced by…

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LATENT FUNCTION OF EDUCATION

LATENT FUNCTION OF EDUCATION Creation of Adolescence One latent friction o”f education has been the creation of adolescence and the prolonging of immaturity. Extended education postpones the child’s assumption of adult roles . It delays entrance into the labor market (with. tbe notable exception of farm labor), which some parents applaud, while others resist. Higher education prolongs dependency still further, as even students with…

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MANIFEST FUNCTIONS OF EDUCATION

MANIFEST FUNCTIONS OF EDUCATION The two most important manifest functions of education are to prepare people to make a living and to help people reach their potential for personal fulfillment and social contribution. The two functions are related but not identical. It is difficult to be a well-rounded person unless one can earn a living, and, conversely, an employee may be more…

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