DEA:Ethnicity

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Do sociologists think there are natural differences between the abilities of different ethnic groups?
No, they think any differences in levels of intelligence are because of environmental factors.
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Give 3 ethnic groups that are likely to achieve.
Chinese, Indian and White British
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Give 3 ethnic groups that are likely to underachieve.
Afro-Caribbean, Pakistani and Bangladeshi
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What is material deprivation?
A lack of money and the things that money can buy
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What is cultural deprivation?
A lack of value put on education by families
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What do sociologists mean my cultural capital?
Understanding what is necessary to do well in education & being encouraged by family
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Which ethnic group did Strand (2007) say had high aspirations for their children?
Indian
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Why did Murray say Afro-Caribbean boys are more likely to underachieve/be excluded?
high proportion of black children brought up by single mothers - lack of male role model, only one income, black street culture (gangs ect..)=more attractive than educational success
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What is Racism?
Believing or acting as though an individual or group is superior or inferior on the grounds of their ethnic or racial origins.
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Give one reason why some may say that racism is built into British society/
Lack of ethnic minorities in power structures of society (e.g. politics, Business and criminal justice system)
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How might racism in society lead to unmotivated ethnic minority pupils?
only see unskilled, low paying jobs in their future.
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What is material deprivation?

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What is cultural deprivation?

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