There are many different factors that cause social class differences in educational achievement. In this essay I will be discussing the cultural factors of poverty and material deprivation, cultural deprivation, family socialisation and factors within the school. Some sociologists argue that material factors and the home background of students affect the attainment of students. They believe to due to the lack of income from working class parents, the students don’t receive a proper diet with vitamins, meaning they lack concentration. Also they will have a weaker immune system causing them to miss school due to illness.
The Achievement Gap: Urban vs. Suburban Schools The public school systems goal in the United States is to provide every child with equal education. Unfortunately somewhere along the lines the education system in our country has failed to provide this equal education to many of our children, especially minority. It isn’t that the education is not there, but many other things such as urban parents, teachers, and the urban society itself affect a child’s education. When looking at the mandatory test scores of minority inner city students, specifically African American students, they are significantly lower than White American suburban students, hence the achievement gap.
Inequality in School Threatens US Prosperity During decades, the USA government is attempting to find solution for the schools system problems; they haven’t found a solution for education inequality in schools system was failed. According to the article by Brook Donald the school tries to change this reality, but they have failed to create a strong and equal system in schools with poor and minority students at raise disadvantage. However , there are some solution can provide equal opportunities to all students such as better training for teacher and grant programs. One major problem with school inequality is that some schools are not being provided with the resources to succeed. A according to the article by Strauss claims schools in poor and low neighborhoods like Harlem ,the south Bronx and central Brooklyn are not founded and receiving grants.
Equal Funding, Too Much to Ask For A problem in American society today is the disparity in the quality of education between the social classes of this country. This problem occurs especially in areas of hardship. These poorer neighborhoods suffer from much lower standards in schools than richer areas of the country. Without quality education, many students will feel too much pressure and drop out of school or if they do graduate, will lack the basic skills necessary to exceed in higher education. Public schools in poverty stricken neighborhoods should receive the same funding as public schools in rich neighborhoods because the quality of the neighborhood should not affect whether a school receives better or worse funding.
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Factors Relating to British Children Failing in Education As a child I was not inspired with education due to family circumstances. In society today many people are unaware what problems children face in their day to day family life and problems that arise within the school. I have decided to do my essay of about children and the failure of education and highlight some of the key factors that disadvantage children face. I will look at what the government have highlight are main reasons children are failing in education and how teachers are effected and what measures they will take to reduce failure. In the past ten years it has been reported through the media, there are vast concerns of children failing in exams.
Joshua Hannan Freshmen Composition 12/16/2012 The Truth about the Homeschool Environment Over ninety percent of school-aged children in the United States attend public schools. Less than five percent of the remaining ten percent are homeschooled (Ray B. D., 2011). Because many believe that homeschooled children are put at a social and academic disadvantage, many desire homeschooling to be strictly regulated or even banned. In reality, many studies show that homeschooled students tend to excel in these areas, and the desired public school “socialization” can actually prevent children from reaching their full potential. Despite opposing ideas that suggest parents don’t have the qualifications or resources to successfully educate their children and are pursuing home education only to avoid opposing values, research show the positive social, emotional, and psychological development of homeschoolers; there are, in fact, many public school parents that would benefit greatly by embracing some of the characteristics of homeschooling that create such a positive learning atmosphere.
Effects of Poverty on Children Hilario Yanez Professor Emmanuel Obi SOC100 November 20, 2014 Effects of Poverty on Children Specific Hypothesis: Poverty is the leading cause for many children from low-income families to have more learning and health problems in the United States. They also experience poverty as their families’ incomes are terribly small. This prevents their children from participating entirely in the society. Applicable Sociological Concepts: The Social-Conflict theory is being used as stated by Macionis (2010); this theory shows how inequality creates conflict to poor families by not providing equal benefits to them. Parents can’t afford good jobs to provide any benefits to their children.
Implementation of School Uniforms School uniforms has been a constant debate for a while now. Many schools throughout the United States have began implementing a school uniform policy, forcing students to wear a uniform everyday to attend that school. Typically, private schools have been the only ones who have implemented mandatory uniform policies, but recently more and more public schools have been adopting the policy. While uniforms may have certain advantages, they still remain an unproven deterrent to safety issues, inhibit individuality of students, as well as affect parents when it comes to the issue of expenses. When a child begins school, they typically begin to start distinguishing themselves from one another.
This deprivation was material, a lack of money and the things that money could buy – and cultural, and absence of the attitudes and skills that were needed for educational success. In general, the higher children’s class of origin, the higher their family income. High income can provide many educational advantages (a comfortable heated home, working table, computer, books). EDUCATION, MONEY AND HOME Traditionally, many working class students left school at the minimum leaving age because their parents could no longer afford to support them. Many sociologists in the 1960’s saw differences in primary socialisation as the main reason for class differences in attainment.