Cultural deprivation means when children are deprived from things what they need. This can include the lack of values and support they get from their parents, which can influence on socialisation skills. It can be argued that due to lack of family structure, social cultural and soft skills pupils are less likely to underachieve. Cultural deprivation is a theory that many working-class children are inadequately socialised and therefore lack the ‘right’ culture appropriate for a successful education. Many people argue that development is vital in the younger years in the child’s life, and the ability to solve problems and apply ideas help in the long-term.
This is a big influence on student’s educational achievement as they do not have enough money to buy the necessary equipment for school such as revision guides. Also, if a student comes from a poor background, the house is more likely to be overcrowded. This means that they do not have a quiet place to study and do their homework which puts them at a disadvantage. Thay may not be able to afford educational trips etc. this is known as cultural deprivation.
| Poverty | Economic Factor | Poverty is an Economic Factor because without the money to pay for good education or extra support the child may not do very well academically it has been proven that children who live in poverty do not perform as well as more affluent children. | Housing and Community | Economic Factor | Housing is an Economic Factor and can have an impact on the safety of the children brought up in the area. If they live in a poor area and live in bad conditions this will have a detrimental effect on the child. | Educational Environment | Economic Factor | The Educational environment is an Economic Factor. Affluent children may go to private school and perform really well.
Material depravation is the lack of money and resources in the home. Sociologists who are ‘material depravation sociologists’ believe that the main cause of underachievement is lack of money and resources due to poverty. Overcrowding can lead to children not being able to study/ do homework, there may also be disturbed sleep, also, in a crowded household, children have a higher risk of accident. Families living in temporary housing will also be worse off as it means the child may have disrupted education. Howard (2001) noted that young people from poorer homes have lower intakes of energy, vitamins, and minerals.
This kind of food leads to a lack of concentration and obesity, which further leads to health issues such as heart problems. Health problems can influence a child’s outcome in life as there would be limits to opportunities. Education - higher chance of children from deprived areas getting lower grades due to lack of space or facilities such as computers, internet books etc. leading to them not attending further education - affecting future job prospects - lower paid jobs, poor working conditions, unsecure jobs. Lack of motivation and guidance - the overall journey to better them self seems too long and almost impossible, therefore it is not worth trying.
3. If a child is overweight and obese he will struggle to do PE at school as he won't have the energy and will get tired very quickly. This can cause his classmates to be annoyed with him for delaying the class due to his weight and they will bully him for it. This would leave the child feeling very hurt, embarrassed and he will lose his confidence and self-esteem. This will then effect his physical, social and emotional development.
Lack of Education opportunities can affect life outcomes as can a lack of play and leisure access as this can affect cognitive and other areas of development. Poverty can lead low expectations and reduced motivation resulting is low aspirations in life. * Family environment and background - some parents are not able to cope so well and this can affect children’s development. Depression, drug-taking and alcoholism are a few examples of conditions that could contribute to a parent’s inability to fulfil their parenting role easily. Most families will suffer stresses from time to time e.g.
It is said that children from a middle class background are more likely to do better than children from a working class background. One of the main arguments is because working class children are culturally deprived. Being culturally deprived means that you are deprived from the values needed for school for you to succeed. Being culturally deprived can affect a child’s education as they’re more likely to disagree with the schools system, making them not pay attention or wanting to learn. This can cause them to drop out and not Finnish there education so they would only being able to get a working class job.
How does money affect a person’s intelligence? If a family is fairly wealthy, they are more likely to be able to sufficiently fund resources and materials to help their child’s education, for example; being able to afford their child to have a placement at a private school. Although the teaching standards at a public school may be just as high as the teaching standards at a private school, private schools also tend to enforce stricter rules, which therefore means that those who have a low attendance or a poor behaviour, are less likely to be allowed to educate there, and the school may only allow students that are focused on their education. Also, upper class and middle class students may perform better because things such as educational trips or text books can easily be paid for. Those students that are of working class or lower class may not perform as well in exams as those that are in middle and upper classes as they may not have sufficient funds to pay for things such as educational trips and text books.
Girls and boys would also be able to compete against each other in academics, sports , music, and other fields. The students would also be more well-rounded, and understand the other gender better. From a financial point of view, taxpayers would get to pay less because less buildings would have to be built. Also, parents wouldn’t have to send their different-gender kids to different schools. What about transgender students?