This is forum post. it only needs to be 250 words. and have the references cited in APA format
Discussion Forum Instructions:
For all of the discussion forum assignments, please be sure to carefully review the instructions and requirements. Students most often lost points because they do not follow the instructions.Initial forum postings should be a minimum of 250 words. Each student must also respond to a minimum of TWO fellow students’ postings; each response must be at least 100 words in length.
Responses to each question should draw on key concepts you have learned during the week’s reading. Please refer to the instructions under the Week 1 Discussion Forums for further instructions on netiquette, APA citations, and expectations in the discussion forums. See Appendix B in the syllabus for the grading scale.
Your initial post is due WEDNESDAY by 11:55 p.m. EST, and your responses to other students are due SUNDAY by 11:55 p.m. EST. Copy the question that you wish to respond to, select “Post New Thread,” post the question and your response. Your “Initial Post” should have a subject line “DB: Defining Social Problems,” followed by your first and last name.”
Discussion Forum Questions:
Choose ONE of the following questions:
1) Citing our textbook material, which of the major sociological perspectives is the most effective for understanding our system of education? Defend your response in detail.
2) Citing our textbook material, in which ways should our systems of education support an economic agenda? That is, to what extent should these systems prepare people for the job force versus preparing them to think critically?
The Week Four discussion forum will develop your ability to do the following:
Course Objective One
Identify specific social problems and their cause-effect patterns.
Course Objective Four
Apply class concepts to support opinions about social problems.
Course Objective Five
Illustrate how the sociological process enables us to identify various social concerns.
Course Objective Six
Explain the role of culture in identifying social issues as problems.
Course Objective Seven
Apply sociological theories to explain the occurrence and scope of these problems.