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    (Original post by katelouise1234)
    Thank you so much for these questions! For the question, Explain and briefly evaluate the view that ethnicity is the most important source of an individual’s identity. how would you go about answering this question? Would you talk about how different agents of socialisation create ethnic identities and then compare with for example age identities?
    I think you just talk about the agents... of ethnic identites (use 3/4) and for the evaluation you would bring in other forms of identity eg age. For example, you could say other identites such as age, social class... are just as important in forming an individuals identity, you cannot just consider one.
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    (Original post by littlemissboo2)
    my teacher gave us ths booklet on all the questions that could come up n ths years exam, aparently last year the questions came up that were in the booklet so im pretty sure they will be on
    Mixed Methods
    Observations
    Quantitative Data
    Questionnaires
    Secondary Data

    Hope this helps, if you want the booklet feel free to message me and i will put in on here for you
    May I have a booklet please?
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    I'm stuck I'm trying to answer how education socialises individuals (two ways) I have one way which is the curriculum but I can't think of another? Help...

    "Outline and explain two ways in which education socializes individuals' (16 marker)

    Also any studies for ethnicity or education struggling to find some...
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    Can anyone please help me with the 52 marker...
    My teacher said whatever the question is, you have to put in the same information you would for any other question
    For example; if the question was based on mixed methods you would answer it exactly how you would answer it if it were based on quantitative methods...but you would talk about mixed methods first, then talk about the other methods.
    is this correct?


    Also, what should I include?
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    (Original post by JUSTSASHA)
    I'm stuck I'm trying to answer how education socialises individuals (two ways) I have one way which is the curriculum but I can't think of another? Help...

    "Outline and explain two ways in which education socializes individuals' (16 marker)

    Also any studies for ethnicity or education struggling to find some...

    What I would recommend is you write about formal/informal curriculum
    i'm sure I answered this question a month ago and I got 14/16
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    (Original post by candyfloss_1)
    Can anyone please help me with the 52 marker...
    My teacher said whatever the question is, you have to put in the same information you would for any other question
    For example; if the question was based on mixed methods you would answer it exactly how you would answer it if it were based on quantitative methods...but you would talk about mixed methods first, then talk about the other methods.
    is this correct?


    Also, what should I include?
    Yes you would talk about mixed methods first and basically explain what it is and talk about others so yes you are correct. Basically talk about why holden used mixed methods then talk about what postivists and interpretivists would say then go into the pros and cons of the method making sure you talk about reliability, validity, representative/generalizability along the way so yes you are correct hope I helped!

    RE-PHRASE:
    Aim of study? Integrative play and parental attitudes
    Approach used? Mixed Methods
    Positivists/Intereptivists? (FAVOUR/NOT FAVOUR)
    Pros & Cons? Of each method used making sure you refer back to the question and talk about objectivity,reliability, validity, representative/generalizable
    Ethics/Pratical Issues (could throw that in there)
    Conclude: What could Holden of done to improve his study etc.
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    (Original post by JUSTSASHA)
    Yes you would talk about mixed methods first and basically explain what it is and talk about others so yes you are correct. Basically talk about why holden used mixed methods then talk about what postivists and interpretivists would say then go into the pros and cons of the method making sure you talk about reliability, validity, representative/generalizability along the way so yes you are correct hope I helped!
    Thankyou!
    Well so far I have wrote why he chose the methods he used. I gave alternative methods too. I have mentioned positvists and interpretivists.
    My teacher said the essay has to be 5 pages long. I typed mine up and it was just over a page long (2 pages if I wrote it by hand)

    I don't know what else I could include??

    Also, Can you help me on the PERVERT part
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    (Original post by candyfloss_1)
    Thankyou!
    Well so far I have wrote why he chose the methods he used. I gave alternative methods too. I have mentioned positvists and interpretivists.
    My teacher said the essay has to be 5 pages long. I typed mine up and it was just over a page long (2 pages if I wrote it by hand)

    I don't know what else I could include??

    Also, Can you help me on the PERVERT part
    LOL ''PERVERT'' sorry that made me laugh and sure what do part?
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    (Original post by candyfloss_1)
    What I would recommend is you write about formal/informal curriculum
    i'm sure I answered this question a month ago and I got 14/16
    I'll write what I wrote basically (tell me if it's wrong...)

    One way education socializes individual is through the curriculum (either formal or informal), this is where children are taught the core skills needed within their adult life such as numeracy and literacy being taught at early ages. An example of a formal curriculum is P.E this is emphasized greatly and reflects society's value of good health. However some sociologists argue that the hidden curriculum has a greater influence as it reinforces the norms and values that were taught through primary socialisation (the family). Functionalists argue that education helps maintain the value consensus within society by social order; for example conforming to school rules by wearing the correct uniform. However Marxists such as Althusser argue the hidden curriculum is dominated by the ideology of the bourgeoisie, it re-reinforces the individualities of wealth and power. Thus schools socialize students to be obedient and failure which inevitably benefits capitalism.

    Another way is what Oakley called manipulation and canalization (similar to the socialization of the family) within the classroom and playgrounds. For example...

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    (Original post by JUSTSASHA)
    I'll write what I wrote basically (tell me if it's wrong...)

    One way education socializes individual is through the curriculum (either formal or informal), this is where children are taught the core skills needed within their adult life such as numeracy and literacy being taught at early ages. An example of a formal curriculum is P.E this is emphasized greatly and reflects society's value of good health. However some sociologists argue that the hidden curriculum has a greater influence as it reinforces the norms and values that were taught through primary socialisation (the family). Functionalists argue that education helps maintain the value consensus within society by social order; for example conforming to school rules by wearing the correct uniform. However Marxists such as Althusser argue the hidden curriculum is dominated by the ideology of the bourgeoisie, it re-reinforces the individualities of wealth and power. Thus schools socialize students to be obedient and failure which inevitably benefits capitalism.

    Another way is what Oakley called manipulation and canalization (similar to the socialization of the family) within the classroom and playgrounds. For example...

    UGH STUCK...
    Why are you mentioning Oakley? The question is based on education right?
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    (Original post by candyfloss_1)
    Why are you mentioning Oakley? The question is based on education right?
    yes its about education but she talks about those terms? IDK *sigh*
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    (Original post by JUSTSASHA)
    yes its about education but she talks about those terms? IDK *sigh*

    I'm so confused I thought you mention that when writing about the family?
    i'll try to find the answer I wrote
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    (Original post by candyfloss_1)
    I'm so confused I thought you mention that when writing about the family?
    i'll try to find the answer I wrote
    It's okay it's just ignore that I put Oakley!
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    (Original post by littlemissboo2)
    my teacher gave us ths booklet on all the questions that could come up n ths years exam, aparently last year the questions came up that were in the booklet so im pretty sure they will be on
    Mixed Methods
    Observations
    Quantitative Data
    Questionnaires
    Secondary Data

    Hope this helps, if you want the booklet feel free to message me and i will put in on here for you
    Hi could i have a copy of this booklet please?
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    (Original post by JUSTSASHA)
    I'm stuck I'm trying to answer how education socialises individuals (two ways) I have one way which is the curriculum but I can't think of another? Help...

    "Outline and explain two ways in which education socializes individuals' (16 marker)

    Also any studies for ethnicity or education struggling to find some...
    You could talk about faith schools socialising people into a particular religion? Also look up Wright et al and Sewell as they both did studies about racism within schools towards black children - I know it doesn't really answer your question but you may be able fit them in somewhere so that you have some studies.
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    (Original post by littlemissboo2)
    my teacher gave us ths booklet on all the questions that could come up n ths years exam, aparently last year the questions came up that were in the booklet so im pretty sure they will be on
    Mixed Methods
    Observations
    Quantitative Data
    Questionnaires
    Secondary Data

    Hope this helps, if you want the booklet feel free to message me and i will put in on here for you
    Could I please have a booklet
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    (Original post by jessiebon)
    My teacher thinks quantitative methods will come up, she's an OCR examiner and also writes some of the OCR revision books. I've done a practice question on quantitative methods and used the pervert scale to answer it. If anyone wants a copy I can send it to them but I'm not sure how many marks it would get.
    Could I please get a copy? Im really struggling to write mine
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    (Original post by jessiebon)
    My teacher thinks quantitative methods will come up, she's an OCR examiner and also writes some of the OCR revision books. I've done a practice question on quantitative methods and used the pervert scale to answer it. If anyone wants a copy I can send it to them but I'm not sure how many marks it would get.

    Heyyy can I have a copy?
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    (Original post by Toriar)
    You could talk about faith schools socialising people into a particular religion? Also look up Wright et al and Sewell as they both did studies about racism within schools towards black children - I know it doesn't really answer your question but you may be able fit them in somewhere so that you have some studies.
    Thank you, I'll look them up and forgot about religion good point!
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    I've just done this question 'Explain and briefly evaluate the importance of peers in the creation and reinforcement of ethnic identities (24 Marks)' but I don't think I've done it right because it seems too short. Could anyone please do me a massive favour and read it and see where I'm going wrong?
    This is my essay

    Ethnicity defines those individuals who share common cultural characteristics that set them apart to other social groups in a society. Their cultural behaviour is usually distinctively different to that of other social groups.
    One way in which peer groups may shape the formation of ethnic identity is by an individuals need to win the approval of peers. People want to ‘fit in’ and therefore in order to do this they conform to peer group pressure. If an individual wanted to join a Catholic group of people they might have to dress in a certain way or behave in a certain way, e.g wearing the cross and going to church, to win the approval of the group. Thus they therefore adopt the norms of the group. Failure to conform to the group norms can lead to rejection and isolation, which few people want to experience. Therefore peers create new ethnic identities for people that they can choose to conform to or ultimately be isolated from the group.
    Another way in which peer pressure may shape the formation of ethnic identity is through membership of youth subcultures. Tony Sewell argues that peer pressure is extremely influential in shaping ethnic identity among disaffected African-Caribbean youth in British inner cities. He argues that African-Carribean male identity is focused on being a ‘hyper-male’ and ‘gangsta’ in the eyes of their peers, and this often compensates for the lack of a father figure in the lives of many of these teenagers.
    Peers may also shape ethnic identity by providing a form of resistance to racism. Jacobson argues that many young Pakistanis are adopting an Islamic identity in terms of diet, dress and everyday routines and practices. She suggest that this is essentially a defensive identity that has developed as a response to racism and social exclusion. Islamic identity compensates for such marginalisation because it stresses the exclusion of the white excluders by the excluded.
    However, not all peer groups help shape a particular ethnic identity. Les Back found the emergence of new identities among peer groups based on ‘cultural borrowing’. He found that some young white people were being attracted to aspects of black culture, and both black and white youths has developed a sort of shared identity based on mixed ethnicity.
    In conclusion, peers are very important in the formation of ethnic identity as they encourage peers to conform to peer pressure and adopt new norms. However the family plays the most important role in the formation of ethnic identity as they socialize children into their norms and values right from the beginning of their life and through their most influential years. This therefore has the biggest impact on children as at a young age they will more than likely conform to the socialised norms and values and follow them throughout adulthood.

    Thank you!
 
 
 
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