Lower and Working Class Children - achievement at school

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Name of Sociologist
How they explain why lower and working class children do less well at school. As well as key words and concepts.
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J.W.B Douglas (1964)
Parental interest - interaction with school, learning focused, plans for future. Pre-school socialisation - toys and activities more focused on learning, with a focus on skills for school.
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Hyman (1967)
"The valies of the lower class are a self imposed barrier to learning" Lower value on education, low level of self belief and play safe culture.
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Sugarman (1970)
Attitudes to learning at home carry over to school. Control vs. Fatalistic, Immediate vs. Deffered Gratification, Collectivism vs. Individualist.
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Smith and Noble (1995)
Marketisation - schools compete for the best pupils ad teachers. Money - allows parents to provide everything necessary for their child. Schools now charge for trips and equipment etc.
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Card 2

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Parental interest - interaction with school, learning focused, plans for future. Pre-school socialisation - toys and activities more focused on learning, with a focus on skills for school.

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J.W.B Douglas (1964)

Card 3

Front

"The valies of the lower class are a self imposed barrier to learning" Lower value on education, low level of self belief and play safe culture.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Attitudes to learning at home carry over to school. Control vs. Fatalistic, Immediate vs. Deffered Gratification, Collectivism vs. Individualist.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Marketisation - schools compete for the best pupils ad teachers. Money - allows parents to provide everything necessary for their child. Schools now charge for trips and equipment etc.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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