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.
Cultural deprivation refers to a lack of the ‘cultural equipment’ they need to succeed in school, such as, language, attitudes and values and intellectual development. Many sociologists have stated that working class have lower educational achievement because they have not been socialised properly by their parent. . Using Item A and elsewhere I am going to assess the view that working class children underachieve because they are culturally deprived. Cultural deprivation can effect achievement due to lack of the right language skills.
I will explain my view from three aspects: lack of basic curriculums, no time for playing with friends, immaturity for understanding complex grammars and vocabularies. Initially, studying a foreign language indeed cost a great amount of time. Children who just begin their school cannot concentrate in a long time. So their study time is less than that of teenagers. If parents want their children study a foreign language, it will cost most or all of the study time and then children will not have enough time to study the basic curriculums.
Some schools, like the grammar schools, require a good result on the 11+. This leads to cream skimming, but also off-loading of ‘bad’ students, that for example will refuse children with learning difficulties good education, because they are “those students who won’t do well anyways”. The top students often seem to be from the middle class. They don’t suffer from material or cultural deprivation and often use the elaborated code, which makes education easier for them. This makes the schools trying to appeal to the middle class parents, to make the middle class parents choose their school and help them get their own results better.
A summary of the essay “Talking to young children and the elderly” written by: Jean Stilwell Peccei Language differs when it comes to age. Children have their own way of speech, and the pronunciation of words can be different compare to the adult versions. Children are not experienced language users, but they have the capacity and the ability for understanding and analyzing complex sentences vary quickly. Unlike children, the older generation is more experienced in using the language in proper ways, but at the same time there is a decline among old age people when it comes to processing time for analyzing and understanding complex sentences. It takes them longer time then the children to analyse a complex sentence.
Some academics come naturally to students and if they are outnumbered by those that don’t comprehend the lesson, then they may receive a poor grade. In the same manner if a student is outnumbered by intellectual student then they would receive a grade they did not earn. I have seen a few children in the classroom who can read really well and it would not be fair to those few students if they received a low grade because the majority of the class does not know how to read well yet. Another downside to group grading is that sometimes you find that some people work harder than others. In college as well as in kindergarten you find students that put forth no effort, when this happens you have students who are going to have to work harder to pick up the slack.
“(These) values pass on mother-to-mother combine with the natural instincts to love, support and nurture.” If a person was raised spending most of the time on the things that were being bad influence for them such as wrestling or teen’s reality show or their parents were too busy working and did not have enough time to check if they were keeping up with the homework and reading. It is pretty obvious that the child is going to have a great amount of difficulty as they grow up. I agree that raising children is not an easy job but if I was raised in a very bad way and thought my parents did not put enough effort in my upbringing I would not want my children to think the same about me and go through the same rough path of life as I did. Childhood is what makes a child’s base and it is important to pay close attention to their childhood and teach them the difference between good and bad. So, when they grow up they will not have any problem in picking the right path.
On the other hand, is keeping the society working effectively and peacefully what we want from education. Teaching these children in separate groups may result in a lack of communicating skills with different people. Our society is conceived by different people after all, these advanced children may hardly get on well with people who are less cleverer, which will do harm to their future. Worsen off, chaos are unavoidable. Every coin has two sides.
However, each person has his/her own pace or in a better term, development rate of language learning process. In addition, the results of this process may not always be as in the first language acquisition that children reach mastery in their mother tongue without having formal instruction (The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition, Ellis, 2008: 591-592). In second/foreign language learning, success is not taken for granted. Some people reach high levels but still may not speak like native speakers, and some do not learn anything after trying many ways to learn the target language, and there are some in between. This is because of many
Benefits of Language Learning Learning a second language at an early age... * Has a positive effect on intellectual growth. * Enriches and enhances a child's mental development. * Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening. * Improves a child's understanding of his/her native language. * Gives a child the ability to communicate with people s/he would otherwise not have the chance to know.