The Sociology Of Education Is The Study Of How Public Institutions

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The sociology of education is the study of how public institutions and individual experiences affect education and its outcomes on the students and staff members. It is mostly concerned with the public schooling systems of modern industrial societies, including the expansion of higher, further, adult, and continuing education at all institutional levels. Sociology is important because it looks at the structure of society and how its components and institutions fit together. It helps us to understand how institutions can help to socialise individuals in society and this therefore provides a good insight into why we have different cultures. Since the taking a class on the subject, I have learn so much about the educational system and how it…show more content…
It gave Mr.Sanchez the opportunity to make connections with students, help them learn, but also hopefully, have an impact on their lives. Not only is he a History and Spanish teacher but he is also very active in other activities around the school as he said in the interview, “ It 's hard just being a "regular" teacher, especially when you like working with kids. I run a program in our school called AVID, that helps first-generation students prepare for college. It 's a four year program in the high school and starts freshmen year and we help them develop the skills they need to be successful in high school and guide them through the college application process. I teach the senior year class and guide them through the college application process.” I asked him what kind of students attend the school, and he was able to give me some numbers on the population and it seems like the school is almost fifty-fifty with asians and hispanics. About 22 percent of the students are English learners and about 72 percent of the students are on Free or Reduced Lunch which means most of the students come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Many students, especially those that come from poor backgrounds tend to be the ones that do poorly in school and do not seek a higher education, I ask Mr. Sanchez what he does in situation like that, as well as what the school does to
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