ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES Economics is the social science that studies the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations (called economic actors, players, or agents), when they manage or use scarce resources, which have alternative uses, to achieve desired ends. SOCIAL ISSUES (also called a social problem or a social situation) is an issue that relates to society's perception of a person's personal life. A.EDUCATION is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. There is a breakdown in our educational system that places education under the umbrella of a social problem. ACCORDING TO:
1. Critical Conflict Theory - Social Problems ranging from inequalities. Educational inequality is the disparity that certain students experience in their education as compared to other students. CAUSES ATTRIBUTED TO THE EXISTENCE OF EDUCATION INEQUALITY:
A. HISTORY – The historical relationship between racial/ethnic minorities plays a role in the current educational inequality. B. FAMILT BACKGROUND – Another crucial factor in determining educational inequality is the family background of students. There is a proven correlation between the academic success of parents with the academic success of their children. C. RESOURCES – As mentioned in family background, access to resources play a hugely important role in educational inequality. In addition to the resources from family mentioned earlier, access to proper nutrition and health care influence the cognitive development of children. 2. Structural Functional Perspective - A breakdown of the manifest functions of one institution among several. The functionalist perspective on education is that education has five major manifest functions within society. Those functions are: •
Socialization – each level of education teaches acceptable and unacceptable behaviors...
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