Learning Objectives

10.1 Discuss how defi nitions of families are socially constructed and change over time.

10.2 Illustrate different patterns of mate selection.

10.3 Provide examples of how families interact with other institutions.

10.4 Describe controversial topics facing the family today.

10.5 Give examples of micro-level interactions in schools.

10.6 explain the formal and informal structures of schools.

10.7 Present evidence that schools contribute to the reproduction of social class.