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Sociology Unit 2- Education. Questions from 2009 to 2011 past papers.

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Question 1
Explain what is meant by the term..
(2 marks)
June 11- `immediate gratification'.
Jan 11- `cultural deprivation'
June 10- `vocational' education.
Jan 10- `ethnocentric curriculum'.
June 09- `compensatory' education'
Jan 09- `cultural capital'.
Question 2
Suggest three..
(6 marks)
June 11- policies that may promote the marketisation of education.
Jan 11- educational policies that may have contributed to social class differences
June 10- reasons for boys' educational under-achievement
Jan 10- ways in which Marxists see school as being similar to the world of work.
June 09- material factors that might cause working-class underachievement.
Jan 09- reasons for gender differences in subject choice.
Question 3
Outline some of the..
(12 marks)
June 11- functions that the education system may perform.
Jan 11- ways in which factors outside the education system have resulted in improved
achievement for girls
June 10- ways in which cultural deprivation may lead to educational under-achievement for
working-class pupils.
Jan 10- ways in which the labelling process may lead to educational under-achievement for
some pupils.
June 09- ways in which the labelling process may lead to educational under-achievement for
some pupils.
Jan 09- policies introduced by governments to create an education market in the United
Kingdom.
Question 4
Assess the view that..
(20 marks)
June 11- factors and processes within the school are the main cause of differences in the
educational achievement of different social groups.
Jan 11- the education system exists mainly to select and prepare young people for their
future work roles.
June 10- the main aim of education policies in the last 25 years has been to create an
education market.
Jan 10- gender differences in educational achievement are primarily the `result of changes in
wider society
June 09- he main function of education is to maintain a value consensus in society
Jan 09- ethnic differences in educational achievement are primarily the result of school factor
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Assess the strengths and limitations of one of the following methods..
(20 marks)
June 11- official statistics or participant observation.
Jan 11- questionnaires or unstructured interviews.
June 10- group interviews or non-participant observation
Jan 10- unstructured interviews or official statistics.
June 09- participant observation or questionnaires
Jan 09- official statistics or unstructured interviews.
Question 6
Explain what is meant by the term..
(2 marks)
June 11- `validity' in sociological research.
Jan 11- `primary' data.
June 10- `secondary' data.
Jan 10- `hypothesis'.…read more

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