Background and Class
M/C parents stay at home. Mums offer support.
M/C have money for 1-1 tuition and resources.
Higher classes have more cultural capital
W/C parents out at work and can't help out
Lower classes dont have emotional motivation = unskilled/ lowskilled jobs that don't need educational achievement
Personal connections with professionals can gain a child oppourtunities
PAUL WILLIS 'Lads'- Laddish behaviour is preparationfor monotonous jobs.
Girls are more stressed and boys are seen as laid back
Peer pressure- not 'manly' to be smart
Girls tend to do better in exams at school
Girls organise themselves and concentrate for longer
Girls tend to be more mature at school age.
Different cultural values on education
Indian, Chinese, African and Asian students have a strong emphasis on 'self-improvement' through education.
Teachers label African-Carribbean students