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

Published on 15th September 2019 by

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

Video Resources

Video Topic Questions
Cornell Notes

Snippet from Video

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.


Who identified two distinct types of speech codes

Correct! Wrong!

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

Correct! Wrong!

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

Correct! Wrong!

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?

Correct! Wrong!

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

Correct! Wrong!

Cultural Deprivation
Well...not sure, what do you think, any good?

Yay! You Go, Go, Go!

Share your Results:

Category Tag