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

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1. What did Rosenthal + Jacobson find in their study?

  • Found that teachers judged pupils depending on how closely they fitted their image of the 'ideal student'
  • 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 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 placed students in groups depending on their background and apprearance
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2. What sociologist carried out an interactionist study on labelling?

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

3. What is the Marxist perspective on the labelling theory?

  • They don't have any opinion on the subject
  • They criticise it for ignoring the wider structures of power within which labelling takes place. Labelling isn't just teachers prejudices but stem from the fact teachers work in a system of class divisions
  • They agree with it because of the fact that labelling occurs in the workplace as well as in schools due to capitalism forcing labelling upon us
  • They like the labelling theory and agree with it on all levels

4. How does a pupil subculture form?

  • They form when students realise who they like and do not like
  • Students that have not been labelled or streamed form subculture to not feel left out
  • It is usually the response of students who have been labelled and in particular as a reaction to the process of streaming
  • They form when students want them too, they do not happen naturally

5. What sociologist came up with the' A-C economy?

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

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