WALTs: What is social policy and what has motivated egs of social policy in Families, Education, Politics and Stratification?What is/should the relationship be between academic Sociology and social policy?
WILFs: Can define social policy and describe e.g.s synoptically (D)..... Can explain the motivations (C) behind various social policies and evaluate (A) their impact.... Can describe (D) and assess (A) the debate surrounding the relationship between academic sociology and social policy
1. Rally Robin all the examples of social policies you can remember from Units 1,2,3,4 and what they were trying to achieve and create a list to Stand and Share
Example social policy
Motives/aims of social policy
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2. Read and take notes from the PPT with your revision twin
3. Round Table the following Questions: - remember the 3 B's - brain, book, buddy!
a) Give examples of social policy in education which you think have been successful and explain why
b) Give examples of social policies in Families which you think have been successful and explain why
c) Give examples of social policies introduced to tackle voter apathy and evaluate their success... what others would you add?
d) Which social policies would you introduce to improve failing schools?
e) Which social policies would you introduce to encourage and celebrate family diversity?
f) List example social policies which have either encouraged or discouraged staying on in education Post 16 and Post 18
g) Give examples of social policies influenced by New Right thinking
h) If you were PM what would you introduce to get people off benefits and into work?
i) Give examples of social policies influenced by feminism and evaluate their success
j) Give examples of social policies influenced by a desire to see greater equality in society and evaluate their success
k) If you were PM how would you get young people better informed and more active in politics
l) Which social policy you have learnt about has had the greatest impact on your life? Explain why
4. Split into 2 groups
Group A - Social policy and the Family - prepare to teach a revision session for 15 mins on this using the link in the button bar
Group B - Social policy and Education - prepare to teach a revision session for 15 mins on this using the link in the button bar
key ingredients - description (D) of policies - analysis of motive (B) - evaluation of success/failure (A)
5. Show presentations
Lesson 2 Development
1. Rally Table the sheets and complete the Venn Diagrams
2. You are now going to do some individual structured reading AND create a colourful revision Mind !
reading - Haralambos pages 261-277 - body = social policy in the UK
Mind Map branches
1. Why did social policy become necessary?
2. How did the Elizabethans deal with poverty? what was wrong with this social policy?
3. Why did the State grow so much in the 19th and 20th centuries?
4. What welfare reforms were introduced in the early 20th century by the Liberals?
5. What was the Beveridge report and what did it lead to - describe in a little detail
6. what ideas and principles underpinned the Beveridge report and the welfare state?
7. Give and evaluate 3 criticisms of the Beveridge report and/or Welfare state
8. What is the social democratic view on social policy and the Welfare State?
9. How do Marxists criticise the Welfare State? Evaluate these criticisms
10. What is the New Right or market liberalism view of the Welfare State and social policy? Evaluate
11. What was New labour's 'Third Way' approach to social policy and the Welfare State? What would you praise and what would you criticise about this?
12. How do feminists criticise the Welfare State and social policy? - give examples and evaluate
3. Pass the Parcel with the mind Maps - add, annotate, develop, intitial and repeat x4
4. Return mind Maps to owners - read and reflect on your own, thank every in the group - complete as homework/revision
Plenary: Paraphrase Passport:
Give examples of social policies which you think have improved modern society and explain your thinking
Give examples of social policies which you think have harmed modern society and explain your thinking
Give arguments for and against the idea that Sociology should be value free objective and separate from social policy makers