Sociological Theories Revision: Family and Education AS/A2 SCLY

Sociology Quiz mainly based on 33 mark question on Sociological Topics, Methods & Theories.

This quiz will help you test Marxist, Functionalist, Feminist, Interactionalist and Post-Modernist views on the topics: Education and Family.

1. What is the hidden curriculum?

  • Norms, values, morals and lessons that arent on the official curriculum but re learnt on the side.
  • A curriculum that teaches working class pupils to be delinquent and upper class pupils to be successful, taught intentionally.
  • A curriculum that isnt taught through education, but through social media and peer-to-peer communication.
  • Lessons taught in school that are limited.
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2. What is the difference between a dual burden and a triple shift?

  • Dual Burden: Women are expected to do paid work and house work. Triple Shift: Women are expected to focus on children, the home and work.
  • Dual Burden: Women are expected to produce babies and please men. Triple Shift: Women need to work three jobs to earn the same amount as their boyfriends/husbands.
  • Dual Burden: Women have to please their husband and children. Triple Shift: Women are expected to focus on children, the home and work.
  • Dual Burden: Women have to please their husband and children. Triple Shift: Women are used by men to do their shopping, cleaning and child-bearing.

3. What is meritocracy?

  • An equal opportunity for all.
  • An opportunity that isnt actually there.
  • An opportunity for the upper class.
  • An opportunity for males.

4. What is the organic analogy?

  • The world is like a body and needs all its minerals, oxygen, vitamins, just like a body does.
  • Societies own way of dealing with health issues, by eating more healthy.
  • A comparison of society to a human body, each organ needs one another to survive. Each one of these 'organs' has a purpose in society; Family, Criminal Justice System, Economy, Education, Healthcare and Religion.
  • A comparison of the family to a human body, each organ needs one another to survive, the family needs a mother, a father, a son and a daughter.

5. Why is education functional to society in functionalists eyes?

  • Education is secondary socialisation to children, it prepares them for the real world and life.
  • Education highlights the cracks in our society.
  • Everyone learns and is taught in every society, therefore, educational must be functional.
  • Education makes eager workers for the bourgeoisie.

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