Education - Internal Factors for DEA and Social Class + Key Concepts and Individuals involved

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1. What did Rist find in her study?

  • Found that teachers used stereotypical notions of 'ability' to stream pupils and found that teachers are less likely to see W/C students as having ability, as a result placing them in lower streams
  • Found that Teachers placed students in groups depending on their background and apprearance
  • Found that teachers were one of the reasons that the 'self-fulfilling prophecy' occured due to them subconciously helping students that seemed smarter or looked like the 'idea pupil' (Middle Class)
  • Found that teachers judged pupils depending on how closely they fitted their image of the 'ideal student'
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2. What is the correct definition of labelling?

  • The process of labelling an individual or group
  • The process of attaching a definition or meaning to an individual or group
  • The process of attaching an interpretation to a group or individual
  • Labelling an individual or a group

3. What sociologist studied an American Kindergarten?

  • Rostenthal + Jacobson
  • Gillborn + Youdell
  • Rist
  • Becker

4. What sociologist carried out a field experiment at a Californian Primary School?

  • Becker
  • Rostenthal + Jacobson
  • Rist
  • Gillborn + Youdell

5. Why do some sociologists believe the labelling theory is 'deterministic?'

  • Because it just assumes people will reject the theory when they can actually accept it
  • Because it just assumes that the pupil will accept their label. Many students are anomalies and reject or ignore the labels they are given
  • Sociologiusts all believe in the labelling theory, no one thinks it is deterministic
  • They do not


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