Success in School
Structural-Functional Theories
<ul><li>How many students are in the class? </li></ul>
<ul><li>What type of schedule does the school have? </li></ul>
<ul><li>What time of day is the class? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Is the class an elective or a required course? </li></ul>
<ul><li>How is the classroom organized? </li></ul>
<ul><li>How experienced is the teacher? </li></ul>
<ul><li>How is discipline handled by the teacher? </li></ul>
<ul><li>How are the desks arranged in the classroom? </li></ul>
<ul><li>What is the environment like? </li></ul><ul><li>(cold?  windows? Etc.) </li></ul>
Symbolic-Interactionist Theories
<ul><li>What is the student’s home life like? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Who are the friends of the student? </li></ul>
<ul><li>How capable are the teachers? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Is the school safe? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Do the students have after-school jobs? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Does the student have friends in class? </li></ul>
<ul><li>What is the ratio of boys vs. girls? </li></ul>
<ul><li>How influential are the family, friends, teachers? </li></ul>
Conflict-Theorists
<ul><li>Is the student and/or teacher a member of a minority group? </li></ul>
<ul><li>What economic class is the student?  The teacher? </li></ul>
<ul><li>What race, ethnicity, religion, gender is the student? The teacher? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Boys vs. girls </li></ul>
<ul><li>Does the student live in a poor neighborhood? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the school in a poor neighborhood? </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Is the school in a big city? Small town? Suburb? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Are students expected to “jump through hoops” to succeed? </li></ul>
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Success In School

  1. 1. Success in School
  2. 2. Structural-Functional Theories
  3. 3. <ul><li>How many students are in the class? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What type of schedule does the school have? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>What time of day is the class? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Is the class an elective or a required course? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>How is the classroom organized? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>How experienced is the teacher? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>How is discipline handled by the teacher? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>How are the desks arranged in the classroom? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>What is the environment like? </li></ul><ul><li>(cold? windows? Etc.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Symbolic-Interactionist Theories
  13. 13. <ul><li>What is the student’s home life like? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Who are the friends of the student? </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>How capable are the teachers? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Is the school safe? </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Do the students have after-school jobs? </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Does the student have friends in class? </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>What is the ratio of boys vs. girls? </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>How influential are the family, friends, teachers? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Conflict-Theorists
  22. 22. <ul><li>Is the student and/or teacher a member of a minority group? </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>What economic class is the student? The teacher? </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>What race, ethnicity, religion, gender is the student? The teacher? </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Boys vs. girls </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Does the student live in a poor neighborhood? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the school in a poor neighborhood? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the school under-funded? </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Is the school in a big city? Small town? Suburb? </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Are students expected to “jump through hoops” to succeed? </li></ul>

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