Describethe main ideas people have concerning what families ought to be like. Describe conventional and de-regulated families.
Give a basic outline of the functionalist perspective on the family. List and demonstrate understanding of the assumptions made by functionalism concerning the family. Explain why the assumptions are open to criticism.
Identify recent trends in divorce statistics. Identify and give an account of the possible causes of the increase in divorce. Explain what divorce statistics cannot tell us about contemporary marriages.
Give an outline of the Functionalist and Marxist approaches to the role Education. Offer criticisms of these approaches. Explain the concept the hidden curriculum. Outline Bowles and Gintis explanation of the correspondence principle.
Identify,describe and give examples of, the various attempts to explain class differences in educational attainment. In particular, can you explain the main findings and supposed causes of educational failure.
Givean account of the varying explanations of ethnic differences in educational attainment. Demonstratean understanding of the development of differing policy approaches towards ethnic minority pupils.