Crime and Deviance
Crime and Deviance
Black British men, particularly Afro-Caribbean males are more likely to go to prison and under perform in schools. Suffering from material and cultural capital are often said to be key causes. However, most commonly, living in a single parent family headed by a female is seen as the biggest cause because young males lack a positive male model. At his ‘Manhood Academy,’ in North London, Davis Williams and several other black male mentors take on the paternal and fraternal roles they feel young men are missing.
Watch the video on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40287582
Free schools are a good example of a recent educational policy:
What are free schools?
Free schools are funded by the government but aren’t run by the local council. They have more control over how they do things.
They’re ‘all-ability’ schools, so can’t use academic selection processes like a grammar school.
Free schools can:
They don’t have to follow the national curriculum.
Who can set them up?
Free schools are run on a not-for-profit basis and can be set up by groups like:
Why were they set up?
Why are they criticised?
A recent Public Accounts report has stated:
“While the department is spending significant funds in creating 500 more free schools, even in areas with no shortage of places, existing schools struggle to live within their budgets and carry out routine maintenance,” .
In Year 10 lessons we have been discussing some of the advantages and weaknesses of league tables. Coincidentally, it has recently been announced that Ofsted will investigate schools ‘gaming system’ to move up league tables.
Some schools are doing this by:
Another video that questions the purpose of education:
Have you ever considered what the function of education is?
The following videos question what is wrong with the system: