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Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
SCLY2 Name that sociologist
Looked at how the aspirations of girls
changed over time from being
family orientated to being career
Proposed the idea of ‘cultural capital’ and how
the middle classes enable their children to
achieve, generation on generation.
Looked at the role of education in society;
how it unifies society as people are absorbed
into the accepting the same ideas and values.
Examined how black students in London
interacted with the stereotypes associated
with being female and black. Developed the
idea of labelling and the self-fulfilling
Argued that policies within schools to
improve attainment have concentrated
on A-C students.
Looked at the way the social system with
differential rewards motivates people to
work hard and apply themselves to the
Concluded that differentiation of pupils by
Teachers in comprehensive schools was as
Effective as official streaming in impeding
The progress of working class children.
Argues that cultural deprivation is a myth.
Claimed there were two speech codes.
the restricted is associated with working
class and ethnic minorities. The
elaborated code is the one used by the
middle classes and in education.
Analysed the extend to which racism is
evident in the education system.