The impact of Social Class on education: home factors


A level


6m 40s
Social class is a key predictor in educational outcomes. In this podcast we explore a range of home factors that explain why working class children often achieve less than middle class pupils in education.

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make notes

2. Explain what is meant by ‘material deprivation’ and ‘cultural deprivation’.

3. What is cultural capital?

4. What do you think is more significant in shaping educational outcomes – the home or the school?

5. Apart from social class, what other factors might shape educational outcomes?

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