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  1. 1. AS Sociology Topic 7 SOCIAL POLICY
  2. 2. Objectives for the topic  Know ways in which social policy may affect families  Understand different Sociological perspectives on social policy  Analyse and assess perspectives, policies and there impact on the family
  3. 3. What is social Policy?  Social Policies are the plans and actions of the government in relation to issues such as health, education, employment, crime and family life.  Can you think of any examples?  Have you all downloaded the BBC news app?  Following @bsfcsociology?
  4. 4.  These actions can have a profound impact on the family and its members  Social policies are socially constructed  Thinking Point…  What do you think governments and countries base their policies on?
  5. 5. A comparative view of policy – Activity 1  In small groups…  Use the ipads to find information on the following:  Soviet Union Family Policy  Nazi Family Policy  China’s one child policy
  6. 6. Some starting points…  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/germany/wome nrev_print.shtml  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11197594/What-is- Chinas-one-child-policy.html  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/population/mana ging_population_rev3.shtml  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1926/07/the-russian-effort-to- abolish-marriage/306295/  You can also use the textbooks
  7. 7. You now need to share your research with the group…  …Complete your summary sheet in the handout
  8. 8. Impact….  What would the impact of the policies be on the family and its members?
  9. 9. UK Family Policy  How is the UK different?  With a partner discuss and record all the ways in which the government intervene in family life  Can you identify any specific policies that the government have put into place which directly affect family life?  Family policy is heavily influenced by which government is in power at the time and therefore you must be current! Start by watching the news and reading the ‘families and education’ section on the BBC News APP!!
  10. 10. Sociological perspectives and Social/Family Policy  Functionalism  The New Right  New Labour  Feminism  Marxism  Use the textbooks to read about and make notes on your given topic  Now move around and ‘teach’ each group your perspective.
  11. 11. The government and policy today  Produce a timeline which identifies particular governments/primeministers and the policies they introduced in the last 15 years  Now record how the policies reflect the governments political Ideologies and Sociological perspectives
  12. 12. Policies  New Labour -Tax Credits (working and family) -Sure Start Centres -Childcare Vouchers -EMA -Free childcare for 3 yr olds (15 hours) -Tuition fees  Coalition -Removal of EMA replaced with bursary for poorest students -Child benefit means tested for 16-19 -Shared Maternity leave (Lib Dem) -Replacement of multiple benefits with a universal system (currently being rolled out) -Free school meals for all pupils in KS1 (Lib Dem) -Increased tuition fees to up to 9k

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