Monthly Archives: February 2014

The effect of cultural deprivation on education

Cultural Deprivation theory holds that some groups, such as the lower social classes, have inferior norms, values, skills and knowledge which prevent them from achieving in education. Inferior language skills, and the fact that working class parents do not value … Continue reading

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The Effects of Material Deprivation on Education

Material deprivation can be defined as the inability to afford basic resources and services such as sufficient food and heating. Material deprivation generally has a negative effect on educational achievement. Gibson and Asthana (1999) pointed out that there is a correlation between … Continue reading

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Marriage and Cohabitation Essay Plan

An essay plan that should be sufficient to get you into the top mark band Examine some of the reasons for changes in the patterns of marriage and cohabitation (24)  There have been many changes in the patterns of marriage and … Continue reading

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Family essay plan – Modern nuclear family….

Assess the view that the modern nuclear family is the most effective type of family unit in which to socialise children and stabilise adult personalities (24) The above view is associated mainly with the Functionalist perspective, to an extent with … Continue reading

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The reproduction of class inequality in education

The reproduction of class inequality in education may be defined as the process whereby middle class children succeed in education and go on to get well-paid middle class jobs, and vice versa for working class children. As a result class … Continue reading

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The New Right View of the Family

This post is designed to help you revise for the AS Sociology Families and Households Exam (Perspectives on the Family) In the 1980s New Right thinkers argued that government policy was undermining the family so policy changes were needed. Their … Continue reading

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Late modern perspectives on the family

Late-Modernists such as Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck recognize that people have more choice in terms of their relationships and family arrangements,  but do not believe that people are as free as postmodernists suggest. There are still underlying patterns, and … Continue reading

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Feminist Perspectives on the Family

A summary of liberal, marxist and radical feminist views on the traditional nuclear family Continue reading

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The Marxist Perspective on The Family

Marxists argue that the nuclear family performs ideological functions for Capitalism – the family acts as a unit of consumption and teaches passive acceptance of hierarchy. It is also the institution through which the wealthy pass down their private property … Continue reading

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The Functionalist Perspective on the Family

This brief post is designed to help you revise the Functionalist Perspective on the Family, relevant to the AS Sociology Families and Households Module. Functionalists focus on the positive functions of the nuclear family, such as secondary socialisation and the … Continue reading

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