- Describe the social institution of education.
- Discuss patterns and trends in education.
- Describe the U.S. educational system and the influence of interest groups.
- Apply the functionalist, symbolic interactionist, and conflict perspectives to social policy for education.
- Apply specialized theories to the social institution of education.
- Evaluate explanations for educational inequality.
- Describe recent reforms in education.
- Identify steps toward social change in education.