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Cultural Deprivation
Parents' aspirations, values, attitudes affect children's education negative effect = poorer performance
Leon Feinstein:
o Wc parents have smaller interest in education underachievement
Educational games, activities and reading stimulate thinking and reasoning skills affect intellectual
Basil Bernstein:
o Restricted code (Less analytical, more descriptive, particularistic) vs…

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Stephen Ball (2003): setting is a `social barbarity' as it permits MC parents to separate their children from others
they perceive as socially and intellectually inferior

Selection Policies
MC = desirable recruits, better grades
WC= `liability', barrier to climbing league tables
Bartlett: popular schools `cream-skim' high ability students and `silt-shift'…


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