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What is formal education?
Learning particular subjects in schools e.g.maths
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What is informal education?
Occurs through observing what goes on around us, through experiences of life
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What is an agent of social control?
An individual or group that is responsible for ensuring members of the society conform to socially acceptable behaviour
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What is social mobility?
Movement of individuals up and down a social scale
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What is social cohesion?
Shared norms and values that bring people together as one society
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What is de-schooling?
The idea that schools should be abolished because the compulsory nature of schools hinders the learning process
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What is the national curriculum?
Subjects and subject content that must be studied by all children
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What is Ofsted?
The government agency given the task of monitoring the quality of schools and teachers inn the Uk
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What are SATs?
Assessment method used at the end of each key stage of schooling
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What are GCSEs?
National examinations taken at the age of 16
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What is a diploma?
Qualification for 14-19 year-olds
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What is a league table?
Lists produced by the government indicating the position of each school in comparison to others depending on their exam performance
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What is a state funded comprehensive school?
Aim to ensure that all children have access to the same level and quality of education
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What is a trust school?
Schools supported by a charitable trust where the school and partners work together for the benefit of the school
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What are city academies?
If Ofsted see a school as failing the government can closes it down and reopen it as a city academy with funding from private buisnesses
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What are city technology colleges?
They are independently managed for people aged 11-18. They are geared towards science, technology and the world of work, offering a range of qualifications and GCSEs and A-levels
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What are Faith schools?
Their schools are reflected by their religious education
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Faith schools?
Advantages are that they achieve higher grades and also receive a religious education. Disadvantages are that admission policies may exclude certain groups of people
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What are Grammar schools?
Schools that select their pupils based on academic ability
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What are Independent schools?
They are schools that set their own curriculum. They are funded by fees paid by parents. Independent schools don't follow the national curriculum but most students will take national exams which ensures they have qualifications that are recognised
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What are Specialist schools?
Special schools are schools for children with special educational needs
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Special schools?
Advantages are that children can learn skills to help with their disability, they have the most equipment to help children learn. The disadvantages are that children are excluded from others who don't have a disability.
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What is Formal curriculum?
What students learn in their timetabled lessons like maths and english
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What is the Hidden curriculum?
The ways schools shape pupils attitudes and behaviours that is not taught in lessons
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What is labelling?
Names given to individuals by teachers and others that influence their behaviours and others who behave towards to person
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What is self-fulfilling prophecy?
People hear labels about themselves from people who are more powerful than they are and they believe it then start to act like it's true
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What is streaming?
A way of dividing people to their supposed ability
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What is setting?
A way of dividing pupils according to their ability
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What is anti-school subculture?
This is formed when pupils feel that they are not valued by the school or reach the goals of the school
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What are the factors that affect educational success?
Maternal deprivation, not having money to buy equipment. Parents attitudes, if they don't encourage children. The teacher, if they don't think a certain pupil cannot do something they may not teach them at all
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What is the ethnocentric curriculum?
Schools are structured include things like assemblies, history and language to reflect the culture of people
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What is new vocationalism?
Training aimed to equip the young with the skills and education by changing economy
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What is marketisation of education?
The idea that education had become more buisness like, competing for students and to get on top of the league table
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