1.Compare the similarities and differences between education in the most industrialized, industrializing, and least industrialized nations.
2.How do symbolic interactionists view religion? What are the major aspects of religion that are most aligned with the symbolic interactionist perspective?
3.Why do cults and sects meet with greater hostility than church and ecclesia?
4.Explain how a positive stereotype such as “Asian students are smart” can become a self-fulfilling prophecy similar to what Rist viewed in teacher expectations of students based on their social class.
5.Discuss two major problems in U.S. education.