A2/ A-Level Sociology - Relationships and Processes

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1. What did Fuller say about labelling theory?

  • Negative labelling can have positive response - pupils can work against labels
  • Labelling is always negative and forces most pupils to form deviant subcultures
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2. What did Hargreaves observe about teacher/pupil relationships?

  • Teachers were biased in their observations of pupils - labelling based on class, appearance etc.
  • Teachers would welcome both MC and WC pupils and give them equal opportunities

3. Which group of individuals are more likely to fit the profile of a 'deviant subculture' within school?

  • Young, WC, African Caribbean males
  • Young, WC, Asian males
  • Young, MC White males

4. What can labelling lead to?

  • Increase in crime levels
  • Self fulfilling prophecy
  • Material deprivation

5. What is 'teacher agency'?

  • Where teachers are deeply influenced by middle class values to form an educational identity
  • The power and influence teachers have over their pupils
  • The recruitment system for teachers


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