Specified division of labour
A labour force with a large number of specialised occupations
The process of socialisation which builds on the primary socialisation usually conducted by the family.
An agreement about the major values of society
Achieveing success as an individual rather than as a memeber of a group
Equality of oppurtunity
A system in which every person has an equal chance of success.
The system of allocating people to roles which suit their aptitude.
Ruling class ideology
A false picture of society which justifies the position of the ruling and subject classes.
A theory which shows a correspondence or similarity between two things and suggest that they are casually related - for example, the experience of school and work is similar and he requirements of the workplace shape what goes on in the classroom.
The reproduction of new generations of workers with the skills and attitudes required for their roles in capitalist society.
A rejection of the norms and values of the schools and their replacement with anti-school norms and values.
Language which uses one gender to refer to both genders.
An exaggerated and distorted view of the characteristics of members of a social group.
Education which aims to provide specific workplace skills.
Depending on state benefits for support and accepting this as a way.
Marketisation of schools
Competition between schools in the educational market-place.
A lack of money and the things that money can buy.
A lack of certain norms and values shared by members of each social class.
Social class subcultures
The distinctive norms and values shared by members of each social class.
Shorthand speech in which detail is omitted and information taken for granted.
A speech pattern in which details are spelt out, explanations provided and meanings are made explicit.
The culture of those in the higher levels of the class structure which are generally regarded as superior.
Culture that can be converted into material rewards such as high salaries and high living standards.
The support and information provided by contacts and social networks which can be converted into material rewards.
A major identifying characteristic placed on a person by others. it identifies them as a certain kind of person.