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The history of the education system. Some background of key laws and reforms.
An introduction to the set up and different levels of the UK education system.
Gender and educational attainment. Outline of factors that have contributed to a gender switch in educational success.
Legislation & Politics. This video looks at some of the reaction to government plans to scrap the Educational Maintenance Allowance.
Good introduction to the power and impact of education on a global scale.
Interactionism. The labelling theory and self fulfilling prophecy in education.
Short documentary about a Steiner school (part 1).
Short documentary about a Steiner school (part 2)
Podcast discussion of left/liberal ideas on the education system.
Short introduction to some policies introduced in education by New Labour.
Black boys in school - considers reasons for under-performance.
White working class under-performance. Considers why this trend continues throughout education.
Videocast on the topic of Social class and educational attainment.
Bernstein's language codes. How could the use of such language impact education?
Reaction to the decision to raise university tuition fees.
Student riots in reaction to raising of tuition fees.
Paul Willis - Learning to Labour study outline
Pro & anti-school subcultures
Why Subcultures form and exist within education.
Some examples of Subcultures within education.
A humourous role play on cultural and material deprivation
A nice little revision song for you to remember your sociologists and key terms
Looking at Social class issues in relation to the education system
An outline of education with methods in relation to subcultures
Is feminised education failing boys Part 1
Is feminised education failing boys Part 2
Education revision video
Functionalist views on education
Unequal opportunities- looking at social class and education (BBC)
Unequal opportunities- looking at an inspiring comprehensive school in a poor area
The main theories for the education topic
Teaching with Bayley- underachieving boys
Looking at an 'Assess' question on whether working class underachievement is the result of home issues
Looking at an 'Examine' question on whether education policies since 1988 have improved education