Sociology (EDUCATION) Essay

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  • Created on: 18-03-12 22:52

Discuss how far sociologists would agree that parental attitudes are the most important influence on a child's educational achievement.

Educational achievement is the performance a student attains in education. 
Some sociologists would agree that parental attitudes are the most important influence on a child’s educational achievement. However other sociologists disagree and believe that there are other factors that contribute to a child’s educational achievement. In this essay I will discuss how far sociologists would agree that parental attitudes are the most important influence on a child’s educational achievement.

On the one hand it could be argued that parental attitudes are the most important influence on a child’s educational achievement. 
For example, different parents have different attitudes towards education.
A parent who highly values education would be more likely to pass on their positive view of education to their child re-enforcing them to do well in education. However a parent with a negative attitude towards education or doesn't value it as much may influence their child to carry the same views.
Also a child who has a parent with a successful career may feel the need to follow in their parents' footsteps by also achieving well in education thus having a successful career.
This shows that parental attitude is an important influence on a

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Sadia :)

feel free to give me feedback on how to make the essay better :) 

India Evans

hi, fab essay but i think to achieve full marks you would most probably need to write a bit more! good luck in your exam :D

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