Suggest two reasons why working-class parents may fail to attend parent's evenings (4 marks)

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Please can someone help me answer this question for Sociology unit 2 revision :)

Posted Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 11:33 by Kate

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- they will have other commitments which they need to do ie work/late night shifts because this is more of a priority than going to their child's parents evening due to financial situation, therefore they a are present time oriented, compared to m/c parents 

- travelling may be an issue (cannot afford it due to material deprivation). because of this hey will have to compensate parents evenings

- feel intimidated by m/c teachers because since they have not succeeded in education themselves, this may lead to them not being confident with the teacher as they have a lack of knowledge/experience/language skills about education in order to relate to the teacher(m/c) and able to talk confidently about their child educational progress. this makes them more intimidated thus not attending parents evenings

if this does not make sense tell me as i am willing to help...

Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 10:30 by ELectrica!
Edited by ELectrica! on Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 10:55
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Busy attending work and dont have time or they mayl feel judged by middle class parents and teachers as they dont understand the education system

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 20:39 by Stephanie
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Have to work shifts

Feel intimidated by Middle Class environemnt

Answered Wed 23rd May, 2012 @ 10:37 by FiFi
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Everything Leah Summers said ^_^

You could also say that cos they may have a poor diet/ poor living conditions, they may be too ill to attend the parent's evening.


Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 10:34 by Fyzah :p
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Others Answers may be; 

Parents have low aspirations and feel school is a waste of time and that school doesn't matter.

They may have other younger children and they cannot afford baby sitters due to being in a low paid job, because of this they cannot attend.

Answered Tue 10th May, 2016 @ 15:57 by govinder