Essay on Educational Implications of Socioeconomic Status

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Appendix D
Educational Implications of Socioeconomic Status Matrix
Directions: Based on your personal experiences and on the readings for this course, answer the questions in the green section of the matrix as they apply to each of the listed socioeconomic classes. Fill in your answers and post your final draft as an attachment to your Individual forum.

| Socioeconomic Classes | Questions | Unemployed and Homeless | Working Class | Middle Class | Upper Middle Class | Upper Class | Who is most likely to be a part of this socioeconomic class? | The portion of the population who suffers the most from the lack of a stable incomeor other economic resources | People at the low end of the wage scale are the
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| Most classrooms are heterogeneous in terms of student ethnicity, gender, religion, andability. Unfortunately, many teachers assign academic expectations to students on thebasis of their membership in these groups. | Students not classified as middle class areoften viewed as not able to achieve at high academic levels. | students from the upper middleclass usually benefit from a teacher’s judgments because they are expected to performbetter in school, are treated more favorably, and perform at a higher level inmost cases. | How does tracking positively or negatively impact this socioeconomic class? | Most homeless students are in school and regularly attending classes. | Some studies report that blue-collar workersare more likely to separate work and social activities than workers at other levels.They tend not to socialize with coworkers to the same degree as other workers butmaintain strong kinship ties with parents and siblings for social life. | Although they are only slightly better off economicallythan their blue-collar counterparts, they live or try to live a more affluent lifestyle. | The incomes and opportunities to accumulate wealth are high for this groupcompared with the bulk of the population. Members of this class play an active rolein civic and voluntary organizations. | Wealth and income ensure power. The extremely small portion of

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