Sociology Education Quiz

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  • Created on: 20-03-16 13:06

1. The 1870 Education Act tried to ensure

  • that some basic education became avaliable to all children from the ages of 5 to 11
  • all students had an equal chance to develop talents and abilites
  • children's ability was tested
  • children went to grammar schools
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2. What is not an advantage of independent schools?

  • Ensures some form of basic education is avaliable for all children
  • Resources and facilites are often better than comprehensives
  • Classes are smaller and so students recieve more attention from the teacher
  • Parental input is high in terms of fees, support and expectations

3. What is meant by social control?

  • teaching acceptance of rules and authority
  • teaching skills for work
  • choosing the most able people for the most important jobs
  • teaching norms and values

4. What don't school league tables do?

  • Allow parents to make comparisions between schools more easily
  • Provide information about the performance of schools
  • Test a child's ability
  • Create more competition between schools

5. What isn't an advantage of comprehensive schools?

  • More academically able students are held back by the less able particulary in mixed ability groups
  • They cater for children of all abilities
  • They are larger schools so more subjects and more facilities are avaliable
  • Social barriers are broken down as children of all abilities and from different social classes attend the same school and mix


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