| 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.
2.1 Explain how children and young people’s development is influenced by a range of personal factors Health, Disability & Social if the health of a child is poor this could make an impact on their development. For example, a child with uncontrolled asthma or cystic fibrosis will not be able to be as active as other children meaning there physical development will not be as advanced as the others, not being able to get out and about playing with other children as much as others could also affect the child’s social development meaning they may not have as many friend as the other children and would make it hard for the child to make friends as they grow older. Learning Difficulties Children with that have a difficulty learning and developing new skills may be falling behind their generation, this will have a really big impact on every factor of development such as physical, social and intellectual skills. Children with this issue may also find it difficult to communicate with other children and stay interested whilst having a conversation. Schools offer lots of support to children with learning difficulties such as one to one lessons to keep the child up to date on their education like the other children.
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.
Cultural deprivation can include speech codes, the way parents interact with their children and the values children inherit. The restricted speech code is detrimental to a child's education, making it extremely difficult to excel in academic work such as essays where correct
One way in which relationships and processes within schools can impact upon educational achievement is labelling; in particular, teacher-pupil relationships. Labelling can have a very negative impact on students educational achievement. It suggests that teacher's judge students based on social characteristics such as class, gender, ethnicity rather than their actually ability. The label placed on an individual can have effect on their performance as it leads to self-fulfilling prophecy where they act upon the label. Rosenthal and Jacobson's study showed that young children were effected more by labelling than older students, this is because the younger ones will start to believe the label that they have been given, which then leads to self-fulfilling prophecy, they live up to what they have been labelled as.
Poverty can result from low income, unemployment, parental separation, illness or disability, addictions or criminal activities, all of which can lead to children suffering from malnutrition or poor diet as a result of not being able to afford quality food, which could result in lack of concentration or poor performance in school. They could suffer from other health related issues, which could limit opportunities and influence the child's outcome in life. They could get bullied as a result of their clothing or because they do not have the latest must have accessories. Children who
This could lead them to being unable to form positive and stable friendships due to disruptive behaviour, being unable to achieve academic goals or, in worse scenarios, imprisoned. Moreover if the parent or guardian is the role model exposing them to unlawful behaviour is it possible the parent may be jailed and the child may be bullied or taken into care. Poverty usually results from a low income. Lack of funds can result in poor nutrition from a bad diet, lack of adequate clothing and unsuitable housing. Separately or collectively these aspects are likely to impact negatively within the education environment as the child is: unlikely to own the latest 'must-have' accessories; unlikely to attend trips or be involved in extra-curricular activities; possible to be under stress and experience depression; likely to have low self-esteem or sense of well-being as a result of bullying or low expectations from teachers and parents.
You should always ensure that this is understanding is at the centre of the work and then you will be following the child. To understand how working with children improve their life's chances the five outcomes will help. - be healthy - stay safe - enjoy and achieve - make a positive contribution - achieve economic we'll being The information below shows social, economic and cultural factors that affect children's lives Personal choice - families may take the choice to live In a way that varies from norm e.g communal living nomadic families or same gender parents, this may affect the way other families and society relate to such children: a child's schooling might be affected if they are part of a travelling community Poverty- A family that is living on a low income might not be able to provide for their children as hoped. Such as accommodation may be pore which can have an effect on the mental and physical health of children and their parents. Housing and community- poor quality or cramped housing conditions can negatively
Asses the View That Culture Deprivation Is the Main Cause of underachievement amongst working class students. It may be argued that due to lack of family structure and social, a child is more likely to underachieve. There are many cultural deficiencies often associated with a child's potential and achievement. Cultural deprivation is a theory that many working-class children are inadequately socialised and therefore lack the "right" culture appropriate for a successful education. Working class children are less likely to succeed because they are less likely to be found in nursery schools, less likely to go to university and more likely to be poor readers when they start school, more likely to be in lower sets and streams in secondary school, more likely to leave school early, more likely to underachieve at GCSEs and a level, more likely to be excluded and suspended .This is because the middle-class culture children are adequately prepared for school, but it's totally reverse for working-class culture, it basically fails to prepare children adequately for educational success.
Supporting positive outcomes for children and young people Learner: Rebecca Bartram Tutor: Sheila Mitha Introduction In this report I will be discussing the ways in which social, economic and cultural environment can impact the outcomes and life chances of children and young people. As a childcare practitioner you will need to be aware about many issues within our wider society that will affect the lives of the young children that you are working with. Some children may have parents, who are unemployed and find it difficult to pay bills and buy new clothes for their children, some children on the other hand may suffer from a condition that affects their health or even have a cultural background that excludes them from certain activities in the setting. As a practitioner part of your role is to be aware of the issues that can have either a positive or negative impact on a child’s life. By