Sociology - Education part 5

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Role Allocation
The capacity of the education system to select individuals and place them into appropriate occupational positions.
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Self-fulfilling prophecy
The labelled correspond to the label, either in terms of behaviour or achievement. This idea is seen to ignore the capacity of the individual to resist labelling and assuming that it is an automatic process.
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Setting
Divides pupils into groups (sets) for particular subjects based on their ability in those subjects.
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Streaming
Pupils are divided into separate streams according to ability. Streams are rigid, pupils remain in the same one across all areas of the curriculum. Access to different streams= different knowledge e.g. top stream:Latin, bottom stream:woodwork.
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Specialist schools
Schools with a particular focus within their curriculum and links to specialist areas of work e.g.arts, languages, business etc. They can select 10% of their intake on the basis of ability.
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Secondary Modern schools
For pupils who did not achieve scores in the top 25% of the 11+ exam.
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SATS
Standard Assessment Tests to be taken at the end of years 2,6 and 9. They are used to show a child's progress compared to other children born in the same month.
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Sure Start
A UK government initiative applying in England, originated with HM Treasury. Aimed to give children the best possible start in life through improvement of childcare, early education, health and family support.
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Technical schools
Designed to train children adept in mechanical and scientific subjects. The focus of the schools was on providing scientists, engineers and technicians.
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Tripartism
Introduced by the 1944 Education Act. Grammar, Technical (not many) and Secondary Modern schools were created. It was seen to be bias in favour of middle class children and ignored the working class children's abilities.
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The labelled correspond to the label, either in terms of behaviour or achievement. This idea is seen to ignore the capacity of the individual to resist labelling and assuming that it is an automatic process.

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Self-fulfilling prophecy

Card 3

Front

Divides pupils into groups (sets) for particular subjects based on their ability in those subjects.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Pupils are divided into separate streams according to ability. Streams are rigid, pupils remain in the same one across all areas of the curriculum. Access to different streams= different knowledge e.g. top stream:Latin, bottom stream:woodwork.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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Schools with a particular focus within their curriculum and links to specialist areas of work e.g.arts, languages, business etc. They can select 10% of their intake on the basis of ability.

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