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Class Differences in Achievement Part 1: What are the effects of cultural deprivation?

Class Differences in Achievement Part 1: What are the effects of cultural deprivation?

Video Resources

Video Topic Questions

Cornell Notes

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This A-level sociology video explores sociologists’ view that educational failures may be the result of material deprivation, compared to cultural deprivation theorists who point to working-class subculture deficiencies as the root cause. Material deprivation represents the conditions of poverty like a lack of material resources such as money and housing. Flaherty, for example, indicates that money issues are a significant predictor of school absences with younger children:
  • Poor children are more often truanting and excluded from school.
  • 90% of underperforming schools are located in deprived areas.
  • A link has been made between poverty and social class, where a majority of working-class families have low income and poor housing which can impact a child’s education in many ways.
This video includes concepts and sociologists such as:
    • material deprivation
    • Hubbs-Tait
    • Feinstein
    • restricted code
    • elaborated code
    • Bernstein
    • Working-Class Subculture
    • Collectivism
If you want further videos on the the sociology of education or more in-depth A-Level sociology videos on the sociology of education then just click the links on this page.

Quiz

Which speech code is used by the middle class and consists of more vocabulary, longer and grammatically complex sentences where the speech is varied and expresses more abstract information?

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Who stated that language in lower-class homes are deficient; communicating more by gestures, single words and unstructured phrases?

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Which speech code is most used by the working class, having limited vocabulary using short, rudimentary grammar with simple sentences?

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Who identified two distinct types of speech codes

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Who stated that working-class subculture contains four main barriers to educational success: Fatalism, Collectivism, Immediate Gratification and Present-time Orientation?

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What is Phenomenology?

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Video Topic Questions Cornell Notes

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In philosophy, the word ‘phenomenon’ is used to describe the way in which things appear to our senses. Philosophies such as phenomenology put forward by Husserl (1859-1939) take as their starting point the view that we can never know what the world is actually like, but must rely on what our senses tell us about it. This A-level Sociology video explores how phenomenology has been applied by Schutz to society. This video includes concepts and sociologists such as:
  • Schutz
  • Husserl
  • Phenomenology
  • Typifications
  • Natural Attitude
  • Berger and Luckmann
If you want further explanations about other theories like ethnomethodology or more in-depth A-Level sociology videos on theory and methods then just click the links on this page.

Quiz

Who was the first to coin the term phenomenology?

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What is the belief that the social world is something real ‘out there’ also known as?

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Who disagreed with Schutz and queried how society could be merely a product of our mind when, once meanings are set, they then become an external reality that can have profound effects on our lives?

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Who applied the philosophical theory to society?

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These allow us to organise the world into a shared understandable form. What are these?

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What is the Functionalist view of the family?

What is the Functionalist view of the family?