Education Workbooks

This set of resources, created by Lizzie Read, covers different aspects of Education across three main categories: 1. The Role of Education is a 50-page+

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Education: 4. Role and Function: 4. Social democracy

Social democratic approaches refer to a range of ideas about the relationship between the individual and the state that focus on using various forms of

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Education: 4. Role and Function: 2. Marxism and Neo-Marxism

marxism For traditional Marxism the main role and function of education is cultural reproduction – a concept based on a different interpretation of secondary socialisation

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Education: 4. Role and Function: 1. Functionalism and Neo (New Right) Functionalism

functionalism Functionalist arguments about the role of education focus on the various ways education links to other social institutions, such as the family and the

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Education: 3. The Purpose of Schools

The final part of the “Structure and Organisation of Education” trilogy (Part 1: Structure and Organisation and Part 2: Schools, Marketisation and Parentocracy are, as

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Education: 2. Schools, Marketisation and Parentocracy

Part 1 of this series looked at a range of general ideas about the structure and organisation of education in our society, through a broadly

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Education: 1. Structure and Organisation

The structure of any institution, such as education, refers to the general relationship between its constituent parts – such as, in this instance, teachers and

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Education, Achievement and Class

Another trawl through what I like to think is a carefully selected and curated trove of educational treasure – although some may see it more

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Elitist Britain 2019: The educational backgrounds of Britain’s leading people

This latest report from the Sutton Trust looks at the various educational pathways taken by Britain’s elites “from the type of school they attended to

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Aspiring to Succeed? Education and the New Right

One of the key features of New Right approaches to explaining social class differences in educational achievement is the attempt to frame the debate in

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