The impact of Social Class on education: school factors


A level


6m 40s
This podcast explores the processes in school that lead to the reproduction of social class differences in education, including labelling, streaming and the formation of subcultures.

  1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make notes.
  2. What are the processes within the school which reinforce class differences?
  3. What are the main problems with the labelling theory?
  4. Do you think a well organised school can reduce the impact of social class on educational outcomes?

Identify the main characteristics of pro and anti school subcultures

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