Monthly Archives: March 2017

Analyse two ways in which cultural capital may give some children an advantage in education (10)

  Item A  According to the Marxist sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, middle class parents possess more cultural capital, than working class children. Bourdieu argues that the skills and knowledge middle class parents possess, such as themselves having benefited from education, and … Continue reading

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Analyse two ways in which globalisation has influenced education policies in the UK (10)

Applying material from item A and elsewhere analyse two ways in which globalisation has influenced education policies in the United Kingdom in the last 30 years (10) Item A Globalisation, or the increasing interconnectedness of countries across the globe, creates … Continue reading

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A Level Sociology – Outline Questions (4 and 6 Marks, Education Paper 1)

Four and Six mark outline questions appear on the education and crime and deviance AQA A level sociology exam papers. This blog post shows you some possible examples of outline questions which might appear on the Education exam paper, along … Continue reading

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War, Conflict and Development – Key Terms

War and Conflict, Definitions of Key Concepts War – organized, armed, and often a ‘prolonged conflict’ that is carried on between states, nations, or other parties. It is intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities Civil War – a … Continue reading

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Sociology of Education: 13 Key Concepts

Definitions and examples of 13 of the most important key terms for the A level sociology 7192 (1) exam, including the correspondence principal, meritocracy, privatisation, and lots more. These are 12 of the most fundamental concepts for the exam, which … Continue reading

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Gender Equality in Rwanda

Rwanda makes an interesting case study of a developing nation which appears to have atypically high levels of gender equality. It ranks no 7 in the Gender Empowerment Index, just behind the Nordic countries, and actually has a higher proportion of … Continue reading

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Sampling Techniques in Social Research

Selecting a sample is the process of finding and choosing the people who are  going to be the target of your research. Most researchers will have a ‘target population’ in mind before conducting research. The target population consists of those … Continue reading

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From Pilgrim to Tourist – Or A Short History of Identity, Zygmunt Bauman

If the modern problem of identity was how to construct an identity, the postmodern problem of identity is how to avoid fixation and keep the options open. If the catchword of modernity was creation, the catchword of postmodernity is recycling. … Continue reading

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Outline and explain two reasons why trade does not always promote development (10)

One reason is that poorer countries tend to export low-value primary products such as agricultural goods, while richer countries export higher value goods. Frank (1971) argues this is a legacy of colonialism during which rich countries made their colonies specialize … Continue reading

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Modernisation Theory Applied to Gender Inequality

Modernisation Theory blames internal cultural factors for women’s subordination in the developing world. It is argued that some traditional cultures, and especially the religious ideas that underpin the values, norms, institutions and customs of the developing world, ascribe status on … Continue reading

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