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This section will test your knowledge of the concepts in Chapter 13.
This activity contains 20 questions.
Industrial societies rely on the transmission of knowledge, skills, and attitudes from one generation to the next. This is known as:
In the United States, it is assumed that every person has the right to which level of education?
One criticism of the American education system is that many people graduate from high school but cannot read and write well enough to carry out the routine activities of everyday life. What is the term for this condition?
Which is NOT true of education in the United States?
The principle of mass education is based on the ideal of democracy.
Control of education is highly centralized.
It is based on the value of practicality.
The U.S. was the first industrialized country to implement mass education.
In the United States, education is closely related to occupational careers and to enhancing students' lives. Which American value does this represent?
none of the above
Kate has held the same job for ten years. Even though she is an expert in the position, she will be fired unless she earns a college degree. This is known as:
none of the above
Which is NOT true of Japan's education system?
There are not enough programs for learning disabled students.
Japanese students engage in many extra-curricular activities, such as sports
It places great demands on parents, especially mothers.
Japanese students enroll in extra classes to help prepare for entrance exams.
Which is NOT true of the comparison between Japanese and American universities?
Both systems contain universities that vary in terms of prestige.
Japanese universities stress competitive grading and present the constant threat of failing students.
Once enrolled, American students must work harder than Japanese students to graduate from the university.
The only way to become an executive in Japan is to graduate from an elite university.
What name is given to Japanese schools that meet after regular school hours to help students prepare for their screening examinations?
Which legislation requires states to annually test the math and reading ability of their public school students in grades 3 through 8, and administer at least one test in grades 10 through 12?
The Homeschooling Act
The Magnet Schools Act
The No Child Left Behind Act
The Charter Schools Act
What was the result of white flight?
decreased city tax base
increased financial problems in central city schools
increased racial and ethnic segregation
all of the above
Schools that offer specialized subjects like math, science, and the arts are called:
hidden curriculum schools.
Currently, about __________ percent of students are being homeschooled.
Which of the following is a problem of multilanguage instruction?
It may result in immigrant children falling behind American children.
It may “overintegrate” American culture.
It may discourage immigrants from joining the mainstream of American culture.
It has always been a political issue
By __________, all states had mandatory education laws.
Which federal statute requires that schools receiving federal funds must provide equal opportunities for both genders?
In Amanda's high school, students are placed in one of three groups: vocational, general, or college preparatory. This is called:
When Karla's mother was in high school, she was required to take home economics even though she preferred woodworking. Karla's mother was subjected to:
One latent function of education in the United States is that children learn to be on time, to line up properly, and to be patriotic. What is the term for this?
According to functionalism, which is NOT a function of education?
integrating people into society
teaching students what they need to know to fill their adult roles
tracking the best and brightest students into the most intellectually-demanding positions
All of the above are considered functions of education.
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