AS Level Sociology Quick Fire Q's

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In what way did the tripartite system reproduce class inequality?
By channelling the two social classes into two different types of school that offered unequal opportunities and led to different future occupations.
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Identify two reasons why comprehensivation did not end educational inequality.
Not all local education authorities went comprehensive, so the grammar-secondary modern divide continued in many areas; lack of social mixing between working class and middle-class pupils within the school;
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Explain how the idea that there is a 'parentocracy' legitimates inequality.
By making it appear that all parents have the same freedom to choose which school to send their children to, whereas in reality middle-class parents are better able to take advantage of the choices available.
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Explain why an education market might raise educational standards.
. Supporters of an education market believe it raises standards by making schools compete for ‘customers’ (parents and pupils) who can choose between them. To attract customers, schools have to be able to offer good quality education/exam success.
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Identify two policies that have helped to create an education market.
Reducing direct state control over education, Parental choice of school, Schools having to compete to attract pupils, Creating academies, Publication of league tables and Ofsted inspection reports,Business sponsorship of schools, Open enrolment
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In what ways might the education system be a source of profits for private companies?
6. Private companies can profit from: building schools; providing supply teachers; providing workbased learning/careers advice/Ofsted inspection services; running local education authorities;
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Explain what is meant by 'assimilation' policies in relation to ethnicity and education.
Education policies that encourage minority ethnic pupils to assimilate into mainstream British culture, e.g. by learning to speak English.
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Suggest two criticisms of multicultural education policies.
: it wrongly believes that black pupils fail because of lack of self-esteem; it is tokenism; it picks out stereotypical features of minority cultures for inclusion in the curriculum; it fails to tackle institutional racism;
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Identify two reasons why comprehensivation did not end educational inequality.

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Not all local education authorities went comprehensive, so the grammar-secondary modern divide continued in many areas; lack of social mixing between working class and middle-class pupils within the school;

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Explain how the idea that there is a 'parentocracy' legitimates inequality.

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Explain why an education market might raise educational standards.

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