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Contemporary Issues & Influences in Education Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Children learn civics at public schools and eventually are old enough to become voters. Which of the following concepts is described in this scenario?

Question 2 2. Naomi is Navajo and cannot attend school during a solar eclipse because of her community's _____ beliefs. Which of the following concepts best fits this scenario?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of modeling in effective school leadership?

Question 4 4. An example of a social influence on the US educational system is:

Question 5 5. The earliest schools in the US educational system were:

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Question 6 6. An example of a cultural influence on education is:

Question 7 7. What is true of schools with a higher per-pupil spending trend?

Question 8 8. How are Title funds determined?

Question 9 9. Where do public schools receive funding?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of an economic issue that most directly impacts students?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is FALSE about the social ecological model?

Question 13 13. This refers to a system by which schools categorize students. It's the same system by which societies categorize members.

Question 14 14. Studies show that white, middle and higher income students routinely do better than minority and lower income students. Which of the following is NOT a cited reason why?

Question 15 15. This refers to the knowledge and skills necessary to make a person more productive in, and valuable to, society:

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Question 16 16. This sociological theory is used to explain how teacher expectations influence student performance, perceptions and attitudes:

Question 17 17. This is a public school that specializes in a particular area, such as technology. These schools are designed to attract students from all parts of a community or district, and sometimes require an admissions process:

Question 18 18. Some states use a program where the government issues credit to a student's family. The credit is usually equal or similar to the amount of state funding a public school would receive for that particular student. The student's family can then apply the credit toward a school of their choice. This program is known as:

Question 19 19. How has the role of the public educator changed over time?

Question 20 20. What are the 4C's of 21st Century Learning that are important for students to master now in order to prepare them for a global society and jobs in the future?

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Question 21 21. What is the role and function of a professional learning community, or a PLC, in public education?

Question 22 22. The Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960 and 1964 supported which landmark case?

Question 23 23. Common Core Standards were designed to:

Question 24 24. IDEA was created to:

Question 25 25. What is religious diversity?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following would NOT be an effective way to have students work with religious diversity?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a guideline to having religious conversations?

Question 28 28. What is the difference between a trend and an issue?

Question 29 29. Which is a current issue in education?

Question 30 30. Which is both a trend and an issue?

Contemporary Issues & Influences in Education Chapter Exam Instructions

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