Can you think of examples of MACRO and MICRO sociology in education?
Macro Sociology Social class Gender Ethnicity = society
Micro Sociology Labelling Subcultures = focus on individuals in society
Brainstorm the key ideas about Functionalist, Marxist and New Right view of Education
E.G Functionalist view of Education KEY IDEAS= Meritocracy, social solidarity, role allocation, specialist skills, universalistic standards and achieved status These ideas shape how sociologists look at issues and determine what they see..... “ National Curriculum provides meritocracy, myth of meritocracy (Marxism), comprehensivisation”
Key terms Hypothesis: A precise, testable statement or prediction about the expected outcome of an investigation.
Key terms Operationalisation: the process of breaking down a hypothesis or research aim into measurable and observable components or questions
Research methods In your group I want you to: Define the research method Give real life examples/scenario of when this research method has been used Strengths- what’s good about it? Weaknesses- what limitations does it have? (consider practical issues)
Methods in context Look through your notes on Education and pick two examples of studies which have used the following research methods....
Bingo Macro Theory Micro Primary Secondary Research Hypothesis operationalisation Experiment Observation Questionnaire Interview