Ethnicity: External Factors

What does the cultural deprivation theory see?
The underachievement of some ethnic groups as the result of an inadequate socialisation in the home
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What are the 3 parts to this theory?
Intellectual and Linguistic skills, Attitude and Values, Family Structure and Parental Support
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What do cultural deprivation theorists argue that many children from low income families lack?
Intellectual stimulation and enriching experiences
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Why does this leave them poorly equipped for school?
Because they have not been able to develop reasoning and problem solving skills
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How does language act as a barrier?
Not being able to speak the language, elaborated and restricted codes, if you don't understand the language you won't achieve, socialising, learning-impacted, different norms&values
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What do Bereiter and Engelmann consider?
The language spoken by low income black families as inadequate for educational success
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What do Bereiter and Engelmann see it as?
Ungrammatical, disjointed and incapable of expressing abstract ideas
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What is there also a concern about?
That children who do not speak English at home will face barriers at school
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What did the SWAN report find?
That language was not a major factor in underachievement
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What do cultural deprivation theorists see a lack of motivation as?
A major cause in the failure of many black children
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What does the subculture that children are socialised in instil?
Fatalistic values
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What do they say that this culture doesn't value?
Academic success
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What do cultural deprivation theorists argue that the failure to socialise children properly is a result of?
A dysfunctional family structure
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What do Driver and Ballard say about Asian Families?
Their parents have positive attitudes towards education, higher aspirations for their children's futures, they are more supportive
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What does Evans say about white working class families?
Argues that street culture in white W/C areas can be brutal and so young people have to learn how to withstand intimidation and others
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What does Murray say about family structure and parental support?
Lone parenthood and a lack of male role models
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What does Flew say about family structure and parental support?
Ethnic differences in achievement stem from cultural differences outside the education system, not discrimination within it
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What did Scruton say about family structure and parental support?
British culture and the low achievement levels of some ethnic groups resulting from a failure to embrace mainstream British culture
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What did Pryce say about family structure and parental support?
Black Caribbean pupils have low self-esteem and are less cohesive&less resistant to racism- family structure contributes to their under achievement and Asian pupils are high achievers cos their culture is resistant to racism & gives them self-worth
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What does Driver argue?
That the cultural deprivation theory ignores the positive effects that ethnicity can have on achievement
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Why does Lawrence argue against Prcye?
He claims that black pupils don't under achieve because of their culture but because of racism
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