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SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION KEY TERMS
A position in society that a which individuals gain through their own efforts, rather
than being born into it.
A status assigned to individuals on the basis of family or biological characteristics.
ANTI SCHOOL CULTURE
Groups of students who actively oppose the norms and values of the school.
An admissions policy to schools based on where you live.
Schools which under New Labour have been closed down and reopened with
funding and control from private business.
Making more resources available to schools in poorer areas to compensate for
A school which accepts all students, regardless of background and ability.
Inadequacies in the socialisation process, and the impacts they might have on
The view that a particular outcome is inevitable.
The process of providing different work to different aptitudes in mixed ability
An intelligence test which would be sat at the end of primary school which
determined what school a child would attend under the tripartite system.
EDUCATIONAL ACTION ZONES
Inner city areas which are targeted with additional funding which can be spent in
imaginative ways to enrich educational provision.
Post compulsory education.
The schools which under the tripartite system, admitted those whose eleven plus
indicated academic ability.
Education which occurs at university level including degrees and national diplomas.
The informal learning of particular values and attitudes in schools.
Supposedly objective tests that establish a persons intelligence.
Inadequacies and limitations in a persons language that may undermine educational
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A movement in education that argues that students should be exposed to a wide range of
academic disciplines to produce rounded critical thinkers.
Lack of money that leads to disadvantages such as unhealthy diest, poor housing,
lack of educational resources.
The move towards educational provision being determined by market forces and
creating competition between schools
Education that recognises cultural diversity.…read more