The Discussion Assignment – Educational Analysis
The goal of this assignment is to examine policies and practices of the education system in two geographically separate cities using one of the three major sociological perspectives.
Discussion Prompt: (You will find resources and a sample post below to help you with the assignment. You will be choosing one city from the U.S. and find its sister city (from another country) and researching the following information in comparing education and culture differences and similarities.
Select a major city in the U.S. and examine its sister city from the list of sister cities provided.
Share some geographic information on A) the U.S. city that you selected and B) its sister city (some of them have more than one city but, you are only required to investigate one sister city).
Where is the city located?
What is the population size and demographics?
What language(s) is/are spoken?
What is the structure of the education system?
3. Compare and contrast the educational practices and policies of the two cities. Analyze your findings on the education system using one of the major sociological perspectives (refer to textbook explaining the functionalist, conflict or symbolic interactionist theory on education- chapter 12).
Write at least three paragraphs- please refer to the city example below. Please make sure one paragraph summarizes each city and the last paragraph compares and contrasts the cities and the education system in each. Please include in the last paragraph one of the sociological perspectives discussed in class (conflict theory, functionalist theory or symbolic interactionist theory) and how it relates to the education system in the two cities you chose.
Provide support for your opinion (include your references).
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