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Back to A level Sociology mode for a while… Thought I’d gift this to the A level community out there….My latest experiment in ‘evidence-based evaluative bombardment’. What does selected evidence suggest about the relevance of the Functionalist view of education today? Before you read the material below, make sure you have a clear understanding of […]
Section One – The Way We Are – Section 1/3, chapters 1-6 Chapter One – The Rise and Fall of Labour This chapter explains that the decline of the labour movement is due the extraterritorial power of Capital. The industrial revolution led to labour being uprooted from its age old link to nature and then […]
A new blog-theme I’m getting into – A critical look at infographics – Mostly going to focus on education for the coming months… In 2012 Simon Rogers from The Guardian put together this Interactive truancy map of England and Wales which was constructed by ‘mashing together’ two data sets from the Department for Education: truancy figures […]
This post is simply a summary of (aspects of) Steve Hagen’s ‘Buddhism Plain and Simple’ This book aims to present The Buddha’s teaching in an accessible and uncluttered way. To my mind it succeeds, and here’s my summary. Introduction (pp1-5) As the millennium draws to a close we have lost faith with our storybook versions of […]
I just listened to this useful Radio 4 Analysis podcast – Three Score Years and Twenty on Ageing Britain. It’s of clear relevance to the demography topic within the SCLY1 families and households module…. Here are some of the main points. In 1850,half the population in England were dead before they reached 46. Now half […]