In 2009, the media extensively covered a debate as to whether the BBC should allow the BNP to be involved in one of its Question Time programmes. The decision was yes and the party leader, Nick Griffin, appeared on the programme:
Students could investigate the role of the BBC as a media outlet and discuss the extent to which the BBC is, or should be, ‘value free’. Further discussions could then be the extent to which we as individuals have the capacity to be ‘value free’ in our work (and research) and whether or not this should even be something we strive for?
It is important for Sociology students to be aware of contemporary iss..
The material provided in the ‘subcultures’ section above has links..
The correspondence principle was proposed by Bowles and Gintis and..
A school subculture can be described as a group of pupils who share si..
The DfES, amongst others, have conducted surveys into the attainment o..
Sue Sharpe’s classic study ‘Just Like A Girl’ can be used to intro..
Like Marxists, Feminists take a conflict view of society here the ..
For the New Right, the purpose of education is to promote drive, e..
Functionalists adopt a consensus view of society, that is, one bas..
Marxists take a conflict view of education and argue that it opera..