AQA'S A-Level Gender and Education PowerPoints CD-ROM
Price: £24.99 (Excluding VAT at 20%)
Age Group: 16-18
Order Number: 19044
This material has been developed to help KS5 students following the AQA specification in Sociology. It is an animated PowerPoint focusing on the topic of gender and education and the changes that have occurred. The show explores external societal reasons as to the changes examined as well as internal factors within schools. It begins with a look at the current picture in education, examining the difference between boys and girls and their educational success. It then goes on to examine the history of gender and educational achievement. It examines numerous sociological reasons as to why girls underachieved in the past. These include patriarchal curriculum, the influence of the hidden curriculum, the dominance of boys within the classroom, teacher expectations, cultural values, socialisation and parental expectations, as well as material deprivation, biological differences and peer pressure.
The show then goes on to examine possible sociological reasons as to why girls educational success has recently improved. These include an exploration of feminism, changes in the family, changing attitudes, new educational polices etc. In addition to this it looks at why boys may be currently underachieving in comparison to their female counterparts. It does this by exploring ideas of peer group status, unrealistic attitudes, labelling and employment prospects. The show concludes with an examination of the importance of the topic by looking at Cohen’s idea of ‘moral panics’. Key studies and their critiques as well as key government policies are examined throughout and the final slide has exam questions for the students practise.
Once purchased, the CD can be freely copied and networked throughout the school.
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