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School is first and foremost a social institution
 established organization
that has an identifiable structure
a set of functions for preserving and extending social order
primary function-to move young people into the mainstream of society

Education as a Social Institution
Social institutions are an important element in the structure of human societies.
They provide a structure for behavior in a particular part of social life.
The five major social institutions in large societies are family, education, religion, politics, and economics.

How Is The School a Social Institution?
Role of Education to society
This includes teaching formal knowledge such as reading, writing, and arithmetic, as well as teaching other things such as morals, values, and ethics.
Education prepares young people for entry into society and is thus a form of socialization. 

the action or process of educating or of being educated
the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in schools
1530s, from L. educationem, from educare (see educate). Originally of education in social codes and manners; meaning "systematic schooling and training for work" is from 1610s. Educationese "the jargon of school administrators" is from 1966; educrat first attested 1968,

OLOPS College
Education in the largest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character physical ability of an individual.
In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.
How Is The School a Social Institution?. n.d. Retrieved September 3, 2013,from http://capone.mtsu.edu/tsbrown/ch51110.htm
Education as Social Institution. n.d. Retrieved September 3, 2013, from http://www.scribd.com/doc/51028190/Education-as-a-Social-Institution
Crossman, A. Sociology of Education. n.d. Retrieved September 3, 2013, from http://sociology.about.com/od/Disciplines/a/Sociology-Of-Education.htm
Online Dictionary. Retrieved September 3, 2013, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/education
Online Dictionary Retrieved September 3, 2013, from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/education

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