Choose three sociological concepts and identify their roles in the PBS Frontline documentary The Virus that Shook the World (Links to an external site.) (2021), produced by James Bluemel and Alice Henley (with an emphasis on the segment that begins at 1:03:10, titled “The Great Divide,”. In each body paragraph, define your key term (or key terms), briefly describe the part of the film you will apply the term to, and then provide your analysis of how that key term applies to the film.
Complete a five-paragraph essay that examines the relationships between sociological concepts in the course readings and what takes place in the film screened in class.
South Africa is a multi-cultural diverse country; this is in spite of the many disputes within our historically rich nation. Our history as a nation has for many years defined us, and categorized people into derogatory groups, not individually but collectively, where gender and race have been paving the forefront of many of our nation’s downfalls. Since our transition as a country from an Apartheid ruled nation to that of a democracy in 1994, there has been a substantial decline in the quality of our education system as well as the confusion of the role of teacher authority in the eyes of the student. The infamous history of South Africa can be highly related to the overbearing inequality the people have dealt with for many generations. This inequality reached the household of every individual of colour and affected them either directly or indirectly in a detrimental fashion. However, what most citizens of colour of the Apartheid regime can agree upon is the manner in which the education system has drastically altered over the years. The government have been trying to implement a system that works for all and has thus far failed to do so. The education system remains an unsolved puzzle post-apartheid. ‘The very name apartheid indicates the importance of race-based geography and race based policy’, says Leibrandt and Woolard, by exploring the impact that poverty has on the economic history of South Africa post-apartheid, they also formulate the link that the inequality of the education system provided and due to apartheid has on procuring ill fit individuals for society. This article serves to explore whether there is a correlation between the history of the South African education systems throughout the pre- and post-apartheid years and whether the political background of South Africa has influenced the learners’ perception on teacher authority. This article will also highlight possible recommendations that can be incorporated and implemented within the education system, to improve the current complications and quality in the education system of South Africa. The overall intent of this article is to find the relevance of Jansen’s statement; ‘What is wrong with our schools- [is] the complete loss of authority in education’, to that of previous literature studies with regards to the education system and the effects that the history of the South African education system, during and post-apartheid, has had on the manner in which learners currently perceive teacher authority in South African schools.>GET ANSWER