Outline some ways in which material deprivation may affect educational achievement

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Can someone help me please with answering this question

Posted Mon 16th April, 2012 @ 18:47 by RajaK

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Home Factors - temp. accommodation = not settled at school, different curriculum (Douglas)

Low income = inadequate housing (damp etc.) = leads to illness and absence!

overcrowding/shared rooms = not quality sleep/accidents = time off school.

School is NOT free - uniform is expensive and 2nd hand promotes bullying

middle class have an advantage over books/meals/trips etc.

certain food is linked to ADHD and behaviour issues (Wilkinson)

poor diet = illness and absence from school.

stigma attached to Free School meals (FSM) - don't apply

those having FSM - 33% got A*-C at GCSE

Those not on FSM - 63% got A*-C at GCSE

poverty forces young people to work - can't do homework

youngsters may be doing childcare - parents at work = can't do homework

there is a pressure to earn a living - don't look at Higher Education

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 16:06 by FiFi
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HI ^_^

Material depreivation is when some one is deprrive of material things ((duhh :p)) so if some one is depreived of textbooks, laptops, stationary, and other school things then they can't learn at home which would result in them possibly failing :D

Answered Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 13:25 by Fyzah :p
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the way it effects them is that the person who is suffering from material deprivation will not get the help from those resources to help them obtain a high level in their exams compared to others in their class or school. One example of this is what we are using right now. Say if someone did not have access to the internet then that person may be at a disadvantage compared to their peers.

I hope this has helped you out.

Answered Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 20:59 by Shakeel
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Another way is that they will have bad housing and bad heating, so they will become ill and have days off school, where they miss out valuable learning time :)

Answered Sun 29th April, 2012 @ 16:03 by Amy
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I cant remember if this was material.. but if there isnt enough space for them to work without distractions aswell (:

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 19:21 by Abbie Marshall
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1. Heating, the space needed 2. Pens and stationary that is needed and overall the stuff that is needed that cost MONEY! bills etc.

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 21:25 by Alice
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They also may be marked out by their peers as different if they can't afford some school uniform items, which could cause bullying and lower their self esteem. This would probably lead to them losing enthusiasm for learning and them not achieving as well as their peers.

Answered Tue 15th May, 2012 @ 21:27 by Naomi Arnold
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basically these are the following reasons suggested by Douglas on external factors on w/c underacheivement:

-poor diet means that children will become more ill because, as suggested by Howard(2000) they do not take in the right witamins/mineral for good health and therefore miss days off school, falling behind in lessons. This also links to Webb(2008) study suggesting that 31% w/c students who have free school meals gain at least 5 GCSE at least 5A*-C than 61%  pupils from m/c groups gain 5A*-C. Clearly, this indicates that poor diet leads to w/c underacheivement

- Lack of nursery provisions means that children from w/c background do not get a boost in learinning at a young age because w/c cannot afford expensive nursery provisions due to financial difficulties.  majority of the w/c children are unable to read/poor communication when they reach to school whereas m/c parents make sure that their child goes to nursery in order to get a boost in their learning at an early age and this is shown because they are able to read/communicate well by the time they reach school. From this lack of nursery provisions means that w/c children are unable to catalyse their educational progress in school

- Living in disadvantages areas means that w/c children will get into poorer schools because of the catchment area. A study shows that 90% of "failing school" are from poor deprived areas because many of children are influenced by the anti-school subculture, which is more common in deprived schools or other external factors such as the influence in crime. This means that w/c children are unable to strive for their educational progress  as they are more influenced in crime ect

There are other factors than material deprivation:

- ie cultural deprivation (ferinstein/Douglas) ie w/c holding a fatalistic attitude towards education

- Hymann and sugarmann: subcultures values and beliefs

- Bernsteins: lingustic codes ie elaborate code of launguage

- Bordieu culture capital

Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 11:17 by ELectrica!