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What other sociology Case Studies have you covered to do with education? Who else can be mentioned in the exam other than Paul Willis? Any ideas? **

Posted: 31-03-10 13:35 by Steph

Bowles and Gintis - correspondence theory between school and the workplace, both marxists study is called 'In Schooling in Capitalist America'

Durkheim - Functionalism, Social Solidarity, important function for survival of society (unity in education)

Parsons - bridge between home and school, school form of secondary socialisation (functionalism)

Lobban - looked at gender stereotyping in children's books (1974) (feminism) - found women linked to domestic roles etc.

Stanworth (1983) found that male students got more attention in education than girls and more boys were going to university than girls as teachers gave more encouragement to boys. (Feminism)

Chubb and Moe - believes that if school can become self-managing giving them more control on finance and policies etc. they believe this will raise standards in education for more competition. (New Right)

Ball - Beachside 1981 working class students more likely to be labelled as less able and put into lower streams than mc students. (Inside School)

Douglas and Sugarman - cultural deprivation theory states that working class are deprived of important values, experiences and skills to succeed in education, theory criticised as behaviour may be due to lack of money instead.

Boudon - Positional Theory (1974) wc may not wish to achieve mc status may suffer from having lack of ambition and social isolation, relationships may be stilted as education changes. MC are encouraged to work hard to remain same as peer group and parental attitudes reinforce this as they pressure them to maintain their social status where as wc parents accept their children's will to take on wc jobs. (Outside School)

Bernstein - a theory of social learning 1961, he claimed wc had restricted code to communicate, shorthand speech, simple grammar, and elaborated code used by mc with extensive vocabulary and complex sentences teachers give credit to this as they are able to express their knowledge and skills and succeed in education. Labov (1973) stated from study in Harlem that wc language wasn't worse than mc just different and better in fact because of no lengthy confusing sentences and didn't involve pretentious waffling. (Outside School category for class and educational achievement)

Biological Category - Eysenck (1971) stated that educational results are a meausre of a person's innate intelligence and are hereditary. WC who didn't do well was as a result of genes and they pass them on through the generations therefore they won't do well in education.

This information may be from a different board than yours but hope it helps. Obviously u don't have to use allt he information, I've probably mentioned some you already know. **

Posted: 14-04-10 18:14 by Sian

omg thanks v much thats amazing lol **

Posted: 19-04-10 11:00 by Steph