1. What is the Marxist perspective on the labelling theory?
- 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 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 like the labelling theory and agree with it on all levels
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2. What is the correct definition of labelling?
- The process of attaching a definition or meaning to an individual or group
- The process of labelling an individual or group
- Labelling an individual or a group
- The process of attaching an interpretation to a group or individual
3. How does a pupil subculture form?
- It is usually the response of students who have been labelled and in particular as a reaction to the process of streaming
- Students that have not been labelled or streamed form subculture to not feel left out
- They form when students want them too, they do not happen naturally
- They form when students realise who they like and do not like
4. What did Rist find in her study?
- 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
- 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
5. What does Fuller argue?
- Suggests that even if a student is labelled they can reject it
- Suggests that no student can reject a label they are stuck with it and have to follow in that labels path
- Students can only accept their labels
- He is not an actual sociologist
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