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To What Extent Can In-School Factors Affect Educational Attainment – A Sociological Perspective

To What Extent Can In-School Factors Affect Educational Attainment – A Sociological Perspective

In one of the previous blogs, we discussed how parents’ attitudes could affect a child’s educational attainment. Today, we’ll look at how some in-school factors can affect the academic performance of a student. Teacher’s Expectations Today, many instructors believe that they should always set high expectations for their students, while some think that they should be flexible. “Setting a high bar and flunking kids that don’t cut it” is indeed a common norm among teaching staff nowadays. Educators often forget…

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What Is the Role of Education in the Society? A Marxist Perspective!

What Is the Role of Education in the Society? A Marxist Perspective!

To put it simply, Marxists believe that there’s nothing more fictional than the notion of education being connected with equality and meritocracy. If that simple statement was enough to make you interested and curious, have a look below! The Reproduction of Class Inequality There is this common perception that education can promote equality and help lower working class people to climb up the social hierarchy. I do not deny the fact that education has been one of the main reasons…

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To What Extent Can Class Subcultures Affect Educational Attainment?

To What Extent Can Class Subcultures Affect Educational Attainment?

A common belief about intelligence or the very nature of this ability is that it is a very important variable that can help to achieve educational success. The research of educational psychologists like Sir Cyril Burt has been very influential in the establishment of the notion that above-average intelligence can result in higher educational attainment. However, several researchers like Bowles and Gintis have countered this simplistic view. According to these psychologists and sociologists, even when the intelligent quotient is high…

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Educational DIY Toys That Will Keep Your Kids Occupied in Any Situation

Educational DIY Toys That Will Keep Your Kids Occupied in Any Situation

Most child experts agree that keeping kids busy during long car trips or in waiting rooms can be a challenge for any parent. If you start out by shushing them, it can go downhill in a hurry and stand as a disaster. Thankfully, some parents have come up with an interesting idea: DIY educational toys. DIY Portable Playsets: DIY Building Bricks Playset: Supplies you’ll need for this DIY craft: A hot glue gun An empty tin Building bricks Hot glue…

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Best Education Quotes That Show Why Education Is Important

Best Education Quotes That Show Why Education Is Important

Deep down, every individual knows the importance of education. But, education isn’t only about learning, reading or writing and it doesn’t only take place in schools. As a helpful way to remind you of the importance and the real meaning of education, here are some of the best quotes on the power of education and learning. From Maya Angelou: “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to…

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The Functionalist Perspective on Education

The Functionalist Perspective on Education

Today, sociologists, educators and other such experts still debate about the main functions of education. However, historically there was a group in the society that believed and emphasized on the positive functions performed by educational institutes. That’s right, I’m talking about functionalists and now we will be looking at their perspective on the role of education in the society. Promote Social Solidarity According to Durkheim, social solidarity can be defined as, “the cohesion between individuals in a society that ensures…

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How To Learn Emotional Intelligence

How To Learn Emotional Intelligence

We all know people who are excellent listeners, whether in business or our personal life. They always seem to know just what to say – and how to say it – so that we aren’t insulted or disturbed, no matter what scenario we’re in. They’re kind and sympathetic, and even if we don’t discover a solution to our situation, we usually leave with a renewed sense of hope and optimism. We’ve all met people who are masters at controlling their…

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Things That Should Teach In School But Don’t (PART 1)

Things That Should Teach In School But Don’t (PART 1)

‘School’ – very complex yet well-install institutions meant to teach individuals, helping them have a job and succeed in life. I found that school is too focused on memorization; as a child, I learned my notes by heart and then went through exams, passed a test, and then forgot about everything. For most people in society, knowledge is referred to as a piece of paper, a.k.a certifications, but they don’t have real-life knowledge. This article will go over what I…

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3 Best Educational Shows for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers– A Handy Guide for Parents

3 Best Educational Shows for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers– A Handy Guide for Parents

We congratulate every parent who has made it to 2020 without jeopardizing their toddlers’s education. If you need some screen time to help you through some of those long days, check out my selection of the greatest educational shows for toddlers and preschoolers. With such a significant shift in people’s habits, ‘indoor life’ has only increased parental responsibilities to enable their children to play and study at home without jeopardizing their development. With so much spare time on their hands,…

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The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

With the popularity of homeschooling growing yearly, you may be considering this educational option for yourself. The reasons that people homeschool are as unique as the people making the decisions, but some of the common things that drive families to the decision include: Bullying A child’s educational needs not being met within their current school A desire to instill a specific worldview To provide the flexibility for a child to pursue his/her passion Concerns over school safety This can be…

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