Education: Chapter 8

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Teachers exercise significant control over how the culture is transmitted to the young. All of the following are examples EXCEPT…
A. The teacher ultimately determines the manner in which the subject matter is taught,
B. The teacher is the symbol of authority,
C. The teacher is responsible for the selection of all textbooks.
D. The teacher ultimately determines the subject matter to be taught.
C. The teacher is responsible for the selection of all textbooks.
A group of individuals who share a common culture, government, institution, land, or set of social relationships is a…
A. Subculture
B. Social Class
C. Society
D. Culture
C. Society
Of the following statements regarding today’s families, which is NOT true?
A. The number of families headed by married couples has decreased.
B. The number of preschoolers whose mothers work outside the home and who are being cared for by their fathers is increasing.
C. Family configurations have changed dramatically in the past 3 decades.
D. Extended families are most common among Latino and Asian immigrants.
B. The number of preschoolers whose mothers work outside the home and whoa re being cared for by their fathers is increasing.
Some of the concerns raised regarding the negatives effects of television watching include…
A. Lower reading achievement
B. Poor eating habits
C. The transmission of inappropriate sexual values.
D. All of the Above.
D. All of the above
Conflict theorists argue that the schools serve a social selection process. This means that…
A. Shy children learn better in our system.
B. Schools serve the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the poor.
C. Verbal children learn better in our system.
D. None of the above.
B. Schools serve the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the poor.
The variable found to affect school attainment and achievement more than any other is…
A. Race
B. Gender
C. Socioeconomic
D. Class size
C. Socioeconomic
Children in poverty are more likely to…
A. Have a learning disability
B. Be a victim of a violent crime
C. Be at risk for child abuse and neglect.
D. All of the above.
D. All of the above
The largest and fastest growing minority group in America is the _______ population.
A. African
B. Asian
C. Hispanic
D. Native American
C. Hispanic
The cultural difference theory suggests that an explanation for the relatively low academic achievement and attainment of Native American students is…
A. Discontinuity between culture and language of the home, school, and community.
B. Test bias
C. Inadequate funding for schools attended by Native Americans.
D. All of the above
D. All of the above

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