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Flashcards in Chapter 16 Reading Deck (10):
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Meritocracy

Society rewards people on the basis of ability and achievement on what they can do.

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Credentialism

Individual's qualification for a job or social status is based on the completion of some aspect of formal education.

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Hidden Curriculum

All the informal. unwritten norms that schools use to keep students in line.

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Tracking

Practice of grouping children according to an assessment of their ability

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Functional illiteracy

Inability to do the reading, writing, or basic math to carry out daily activities.

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End Point Fallacy

New labels produce new behavior in an ongoing process

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Mainstreaming

Integration of special-needs students into the overall classroom or school

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Segregation

Separate but equal

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Busing

Children of different races are transported to schools according to a race

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Magnet-Schools

Selective, recruit better students, offer specialized programs, provide higher quality instruction.