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A Sociological Look At Prison Education Reform

Benjamin Frankilin – statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, inventor and scientist returned...
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College Education: For the many or the few?

Should College education be available to the many or reserved for the few? Although many will...
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Recommended Social Research Methods textbook

I recommend the following: Social Research Methods - Alan Bryman I would like...
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Assessing the Relevance of Marxism for Education

Marxism is a conflict structuralist perspective and as such it supports a passive ontological...

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  • Marxism for Beginners

    Vicki-Marie A-level Sociology Tutor (Torquay) Picture Students starting their A level in Sociology often find Marxism difficult or confusing - it doesn't have to be! Marxism originates from the work of Marx and the rather neglected Engels.  It's described as a structural conflict theory.  This simply means that Marxism tends to make...
  • A Sociological Look At Prison Education Reform Editor's Pick

    Margaret Howarth A-level Sociology Tutor (Oldham) Picture Benjamin Frankilin – statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, inventor and scientist returned from England in 1775 to North America where he helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776 that asserted the independence of the colonies and that renounced all political connection with Great...
  • Assessing the Relevance of Marxism for Education

    Julian Salisbury A-level Sociology Tutor (Crewe) Picture Marxism is a conflict structuralist perspective and as such it supports a passive ontological view. Ontology simply refers to an abstract view of the nature of man. Man is either active and has agency or self determination, or man is passive where identity and behaviour is largely determined by...

 

  • Sociology: Modernity or Postmodernity?

    Michael Niman A-level Sociology Tutor (North London) Picture Sociology: Modernity or Postmodernity?   While a textbook definition of sociology states that: `sociology is the systematic (or planned and organised) study of human groups and social life in modern societies`, its focus is on the relationship between people and social institutions (family,...
  • Recommended Social Research Methods textbook

    Stephanie Dodd A-level Sociology Tutor (South West London) Picture I recommend the following: Social Research Methods - Alan Bryman I would like to recommend this text which I personally found to be very useful during both my BA and MA in Sociology.   It gives a great overview of the main research methods not only used by Sociologists, but other Social...
  • Sociology in Pictures

    A-level Sociology Tutor (Reading) Picture I would thoroughly recommend the Haralambos book range 'Sociology in Pictures'. I have used this text with several students to great effect. Sociology can be a very wordy subject relying on excellent reading and essay skills, and while this is to be encouraged and practised in terms of exam...