Latent Function of Education: Definition & Examples


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Latent functions in education can change how students think by:

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1. Latent functions of education are unintended and ________ outcomes.

2. Regarding latent functions of education, culture and norms are imprinted on students, such as:

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The explicit purpose of an education system is to transfer knowledge to students; however, the founding of schools results in many other implicit cultural functions. Use these practice questions to check your understanding of the less obvious and sometimes unintended roles that schools perform in society.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on:

  • Characteristics of education's latent functions
  • Cultural norms that are imprinted on students at school
  • How latent functions of education impact student thinking

Skills Practiced

Students will test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts-ensure that you can accurately explain main concepts such as latent functions of education
  • Reading comprehension-ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the latent function of education
  • Knowledge application-use your knowledge to answer questions about how latent functions affect students

Additional Learning

Review the following lesson called Latent Function of Education: Definition & Examples to learn more. Objectives addressed include:

  • Know what the explicit and implicit functions of education are
  • Know some of the latent functions of education
  • Understand how students learn those latent lessons about culture and society at school