Understanding the importance or relevance of the various aspects of dynamics
associated with the role of culture in the family is the objective of this week’s
lesson. Each group brings its sense of family. Explain how you know families
have changed over time? STUDENTS
ARE REQUIRED TO CREATE THREE EXAMPLES TO SATISFY THIS ASSIGNMENT.
What is the evidence? Write a narrative in about 3 to 4 paragraphs
(one-page paper). Changes may be different for cultures and ethnic groups.
ite upper-class and East Asians) become predisposed to an academic lifestyle and gain the skills and traits needed to succeed at university (e.g. hard-working, organised, determined) whereas the white working-class who don’t are left feeling as though they aren’t ‘made’ for higher education and lack the skills needed. Another feature that varies between the white working-class and East Asian cultures would be a difference in expectations for pupils and their achievements from both parents and teachers. As Schneider and Lee (1990, pp. 358-377) argued, the way in which a family would base their expectations and encourage the learning activities of their children is dependent on the parent’s personal economic and cultural experiences. East Asian parents would have experienced education for a longer period than white working-class parents who, many of which, would have gone straight into work at the age of 16. For East Asians these experiences mean that as a culture they have “placed a high value on education as a means for achieving upward mobility, social respect and self-improvement” (Lee, 1987- cited from Schneider and Lee, 1990, p.362). However, this is greatly different from the white working-class who, as Stevenson and Stigler (2006, p.21) argue, have highly misjudged ideas about the personal and economic investments involved in gaining high levels of academic achievement, especially regarding universities. This point about parental experiences and intentions for their child is crucial, as it’s been found that most children develop “self-expectations” based around what they know of their parent and teacher’s hopes for them (Schneider and Lee, 1990, p.362). Schneider and Lee (1990, p.362) also made the point that once the child has formed these self-expectations they then go on to “translate these standards into performance”. This means the child forms certain characteristics and behaviours that correspond with the expectations of them, regardless of whether they’re good or bad features to have. The previous points have been found in many studies making them highly reliable and more commonly known as a self-fulfilling prophecy. An example of the characteristics that East Asians form would be industriousness, docility, and an intense motivation to achieve academically, which Schneider and Lee (1990, p.360) argue are the major reasons for Asian academic success. For the white working-class, as their parents hold less value on education, they would feel less pressured to do well in school therefore causing them to be more relaxed >GET ANSWER