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Ch 32: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Stratification

About This Chapter

This chapter prepares you for the GACE Behavioral Science assessment by ensuring you're familiar with a variety of social stratification issues that you may be asked about when taking it. Video lessons are included to refresh your memory of such topics.

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Stratification - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, U.S. social stratification in addition to global social stratification considerations are reviewed. GACE Behavioral Science test objectives are targeted by the following lesson topics:

  • Factors related to social stratification, including prestige and wealth
  • The ways in which race and ethnicity are not the same
  • Global stratification and human grouping
  • Age stratification in different cultures
  • The U.S. class systems
  • Types of social mobility

The video lessons covering these issues can be viewed from computers as well as different handheld devices. Double-check your understanding of this chapter's content by taking the practice quizzes that correspond with each lesson.

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Stratification Chapter Objectives

The computer-administered GACE Behavioral Science assessment is used to see if an individual's level of expertise meets the criteria for being a teacher in Georgia. The practice questions across this chapter will give you an idea of the kinds of questions you could see from the Sociology subarea of Test II. The section is worth 80% of Test II. Any of the items on the assessment that ask about social stratification will have a selected-response kind of makeup.

7 Lessons in Chapter 32: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Stratification
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Social Stratification Factors: Wealth, Power, & Prestige

1. Social Stratification Factors: Wealth, Power, & Prestige

All societies rank their members using a hierarchy. This is known as social stratification. This lesson explores the U.S. social stratification system and the social stratification factors of wealth, power, and prestige.

American Class System and Structure: Definitions & Types of Social Classes

2. American Class System and Structure: Definitions & Types of Social Classes

In this lesson, we discuss the American class system and the social stratification layers that exist within each class. We also differentiate between income and wealth and discuss how they relate to social status.

Global Stratification Definition: Differences in Income Levels and Poverty

3. Global Stratification Definition: Differences in Income Levels and Poverty

In this lesson, we define global stratification and discuss how nations are stratified. We discuss the outdated three-world model as well as the current differences between high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries.

Global Class Systems, Social Mobility & Poverty

4. Global Class Systems, Social Mobility & Poverty

In this lesson, you will explore the concept of class and discover how it has been used to separate people in society into groups with different rights and expectations. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

5. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender

This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.

Age Stratification: Variation Between Cultures

6. Age Stratification: Variation Between Cultures

Older adults in one culture can face discrimination, and in another culture, they can be revered. But why is there variation in cultural views of late adulthood? In this lesson, we'll examine age stratification across cultures.

Social Mobility Definition and Types: Intragenerational vs. Intergenerational & Vertical vs. Horizontal

7. Social Mobility Definition and Types: Intragenerational vs. Intergenerational & Vertical vs. Horizontal

In our society, some individuals and families experience drastic changes in social status and lifestyle. In this lesson, we define social mobility and discuss different types, including intragenerational, intergenerational, vertical, and horizontal mobility.

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