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January 23, 2009 / C H Thompson

Task 3-Education

Task 3

  1. What do you understand by the term ‘selection’ when referring to education?
  2. Which year did the tripartite system come into effect?
  3. What made grammar schools different to other types of schools?
  4. Why might functionalists prefer the tripartite system?
  5. Why are comprehensive schools seen as socially less divisive?
  6. Explain what is meant by the term ‘marketisation’ in relation to education
  7. What is the post-code lottery?
  8. Identify four key policies the 1988 Education Act introduced
  9. How might your social-class still affect the type of school your child goes to?
  10. Examine the debate between interpretivist and positivist approaches to sociological research (you need to spend around 25 minutes writing this answer)
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