Marxism: education

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1. Boudon argues...

  • that there is much greater pressure on working-class kids to succeed
  • that upper-class kids' cultural position means that they will be much more likely to succeed
  • that there is much greater pressure on middle-class kids to succeed
  • that working class students don't work hard enough
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2. What is habitus?

  • Your family life
  • The cultural environment that each class inhabits
  • Your housing arangements
  • The area in which a certain class lives

3. What is the most important factor in determining educational success?

  • Parental background/class background
  • Intelligence
  • Hard work
  • Effort and motivation

4. Marxism is said to have a narrow focus as it doesn't look at...

  • gender and ethnic inequalities
  • why working class are more likely to fail at school
  • class inequalities
  • how the hidden curriculum influences learning

5. Which sociologist(s) developed the idea of correspondence theory

  • Bourdieu
  • Bowles and Gintis
  • Althusser
  • Davis and Moore


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