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Hidden Curriculum In Jean Anyon’s “ From Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work” five different elementary schools are observed, all in New Jersey, and all in the same two school districts. It would be assumed then, that the teaching at these schools would be similar since all fifth graders should be learning the same materials. The children that were studied may be learning the same things on a basic level, but the skill level being taught varies greatly. I was not at all surprised to see the differences in how the poorer kids were taught twenty years before I went to middle school, because they are the same differences I saw ten years ago when I switched schools, and it’s the same difference I see now that I work with children. Children whose parents can afford to
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Unformatted text preview: put them in a better school district are being better prepared for life. The children in Anyon’s study who attended the “Affluent Professional School” and the “Executive Elite School” were given the encouragement to think outside the box, think for themselves, and be creative. The other children are taught what is right and what is wrong without any explanation or chance to dispute. The children are being taught to stay in the class their parents are in, not to succeed and rise up. I think it is very unfortunate that this practice was happening then and worse, is still going on now, when will we realize that all children should be given equal opportunities?...
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