Monthly Archives: March 2015

Families Topic 2 – Marriage, Divorce and Cohabitation – Short Answer Questions

  Identify two trends (changes) in the pattern of marriage despite the fact that the overall number of marriages have declined (4) Fewer people are marrying There are more remarriages People are marrying later Couples are less likely to marry … Continue reading

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Gender and Educational Achievement – Evaluating the Role of Out of School Factors

One of the out of school factors which could explain why girls do better than boys in education is that girls have higher aspirations than boys.  Here’s some recent research which supports this while also suggesting that the relationship between … Continue reading

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Explaining the Changing Patterns of Marriage Mind Map

This is one way of teaching/ revising this sub-topic within the marriage and divorce topic of the Families and Households Module. You might need to click on it to enlarge it!

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Explaining the Changing Patterns of Marriage

This Post examines sociological explanations for the long term decline in marriage. Some of the reasons examined include changing gender roles, the impact of feminism and female empowerment, economic factors such as the increasing cost of living and the individualisation associated … Continue reading

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Sociological Perspectives on Declining Marriage and Increasing Divorce on Society

This post examines the effects of declining in marriage and increasing divorce. Have women benefitted from these changes like some Feminists suggests. Are these trends signs of moral decline like the The New Right suggest, or are these trends just … Continue reading

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Ethnicity and Differential Educational Achievement – In School Processes

1. Teacher pupil relationships Cecile Wright (1992) Found that teachers perceived ethnic minority children differently from white children. Asian children were seen as a problem that could be ignored, receiving the least attention and often being excluded from classroom discussion … Continue reading

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Mindmap – Overview of Families and Households Topic 2: Marriage, Divorce and Cohabitation

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Explaining The changing patterns of divorce mind map

  

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Essay Plan: Assess the reasons for the long term increase in the divorce rate (20)

Assess the reasons for the long term increase in the divorce rate (20) This essay looks at social policies such as the 1969 divorce act, changes to gender roles, economic factors, secularisation and postmodernisation.   Introduction – The divorce rate has … Continue reading

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Ethnicity and Education – The role of Cultural Factors

To what extent do home background and cultural factors explain ethnic differences in educational achievement? 1. Indian and Chinese families have higher levels of Parental control and expectation Strand’s (2007)’s analysis of data from the 2004 Longitudinal Study of Young People … Continue reading

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