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This module aims to investigate the relationship between formal education processes and structures and wider social and educational outcomes. It considers contesting visions of equality in educational debates, and how these are manifested in policy. It will examine the relationships between schools and wider cultures, and between learner identity and consequent experiences of education. In particular the module will focus on the role of gender, cultural identity and social class in education and aims to question whether these factors can be considered separately. The module draws on a sociological perspective to illuminate students' understanding of education and the context in which it takes place. Although the main focus of the module is on educational inequalities in England and policy measures which have addressed or heightened these, it also aims to encourage students to engage with fundamental questions concerning the role of education in other cultural contexts.
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