Class Differences in Achievement Part 1:
What are the effects of cultural deprivation?
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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
- restricted code
- elaborated code
- Working-Class Subculture
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