Class and Educational achievement

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Butler and Hamnetta (2007)
Found that how a school achieves corresponds directly to the number of middle class students that attend it.
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Smith and Noble (1995)
list the Barriers to learning
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Reay et. al
Found that many working class students applied to universities closer to home because they couldn't afford it.
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Marsland and Murray
Believed that the unstable family life, inferior socialization and lack of discipline lead to educational underachievement.
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Phillips
Believed that educational underachievement was due to teachers blaming poverty too easily.
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Murray
Found that social reforms have made parents take less responsibility for their children's education.
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Bourdeiu and Passerson
Found that middle class culture is as valuable as material wealth.
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Ball et. al
Showed how middle class parents knew how to play the education system, to get their children into their preferred schools.
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West and Hind
Found that interviews for schools were often to exclude working class and poorer families.
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Power et al.
Found that once middle class parents had planned their children's schooling life, there wasn't much time for a social life, they therefore focused on their academic ability.
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Becker
Suggests that a teacher's perfect student is one who conforms to middle class behavior.
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Ball
Found students were put into set, based on ability, this caused students wanting to learn to go down because they felt there weren't good enough.
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Ramsay
Claimed knowledge was being used a form of social control.
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Gillborn and Mirza
Found that class has twice the affect on underachievement as ethnicity and 5 times the amount of gender.
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Found that many working class students applied to universities closer to home because they couldn't afford it.

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Believed that the unstable family life, inferior socialization and lack of discipline lead to educational underachievement.

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Believed that educational underachievement was due to teachers blaming poverty too easily.

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