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Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions

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Colleges help prepare students for their future careers. This is an example of a _____ function of the school.

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1. A school's _____ unintentionally teaches students the social attitudes and habits that will allow them to fit into society.

2. Individuals commonly find mates while attending a college or university. This is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the purposes and results of sending children to public school. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the manifest functions of a school as well as the functions they unintentionally serve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the various functions of public school, including:

  • Helping prepare students for future careers
  • Social attitudes and habits taught unintentionally
  • Settings for individuals to find a mate
  • Functions that perpetuate inequality

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on functions of school
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about unintentional functions of school in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of functions that perpetuate inequality
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what type of function a given example serves

Additional Learning

To learn more about education, review the accompanying lesson called Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions. This lesson will help you:

  • Differentiate between a manifest function and a latent function of school
  • Identify two manifest functions of schools and give an example of each
  • Explain two latent functions of a school
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