Macrosystem Influences on Schools (Gender (Title IX prohibits gender…
Macrosystem Influences on Schools
Title IX prohibits gender inequities that were very common before that time
EX: boys took shop, girls took home economics, different academic and career advising, different amounts of money given to athletics, different portrayals in textbooks.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act was passed in 1972
Melting Pot: the new emerging U.S. culture must be built on a fusion with existing U.S. civilization
Cultural Pluralism: a mutual appreciation and understanding of the culture of various ethnic groups and the coexistence in society of different languages, religions, and lifestyles.
Cultural Assimilation: the process whereby minority ethnic groups take on the characteristics of the majority ethnic group.
The degree to which religious ideologies intersect with the public school system is significant in the socialization of students.
There are about 2,000 different religious groups.
Assumptions about individuals with disabilities can affect interaction with them.
Education is a right, not a privilege. Schools are now a designated agent for identifying children with special needs.
The U.S. has taken measures to overcome language barriers of students
Children with LEP are attending U.S. schools and are at risk of failure.
Teachers often communicate in the style of their culture.
At times, styles can interfere with a child's learning.
Teachers must be aware of how cultural background affects behavior.