Discussion / milestone 2 towards final paper
SOC 112 Final Project Milestone Two: Education Discussion Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: For this milestone, you will submit the education portion of your final sociological portrait as a discussion post. For this assignment, you are being
asked to reflect on the socialization process you experienced, with a particular focus on education as a social structure. If you do not wish to write about your
own socialization process, you may continue to interview the family member or close friend that you interviewed for Milestone One.
In your initial discussion post, while describing the culture of your school (or the culture of your chosen family memberi??s or close friendi??s school), explain how it
was a social institution. You may select your (or your chosen personi??s) Ki??12 or college experience. Review the section in your textbook titled i??Functions of
Schooling.i?? Select two functions of education and schooling and apply them to your own educational experience (or the educational experience of your chosen
person). How did these two functions of education shape your (or your chosen personi??s) identity? Applying your understanding of social hierarchy, analyze how
your educational experience contributed to your identity formation (or how your chosen personi??s educational experience contributed to his or her identity
formation). Conclude your post by assessing the benefits and drawbacks that you experienced related to your education, or that your chosen family member or
close friend experienced. When responding to at least two of your peers, further apply the concepts of social institution and social hierarchy to their personal
experiences or the experiences of their chosen family member of friend. You may choose to incorporate sections of this discussion post into your final paper, the
sociological portrait. The format should be a four-paragraph discussion post, one paragraph for each critical element below. You are required to respond to at
least two of your peersi?? posts. This milestone is due in Module Five.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
a. What is socialization?
b. Explain why it is beneficial to reflect on educational experience as a site of socialization.
a. Indicate which school time period you chose (elementary, middle, high school or college) for yourself or for your chosen person.
b. Define and explain social institution and social hierarchy as it relates to the school of choice.
3. Functions of Schooling
a. Indicate and explain the two functions of education and schooling (from your readings).
i. Apply each of these two functions to your own (or your chosen personi??s) educational experience, providing examples.
ii. How did these two functions of education shape your identity (of the identity of your chosen person)?
a. Assess the benefits and drawbacks that you experienced related to your education (or that your chosen person experiences related to his or her
b. How and in what ways did your education help to form your identity and your sense of self (or your chosen personi??s education help for his or her
identity and sense of self)? Please be specific and provide examples.