Outline for Week 7 - Tuesday, 11-10-2009 Social Class and...

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Tuesday, 11-10-2009 Social Class and Childrearing - Melvin Kohn study (1979): o How did parental occupation influence childrearing? Annette Lareau: Unequal Childhoods - Concerted Cultivation o What is it? Children’s schedules Sibling relations Extended kin? Children and free time o Role of finances Visibility o Benefits of structured activities and busy schedules Entitlement Skills for life - The accomplishment of Natural Growth o Unstructured free time o Formal vs. informal activities o How do working class/poor families view the benefits of after school activities? o Benefits of Natural Growth
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Skills for life - Language Use o Concerted Cultivation approach Consequences o Natural Growth approach Consequences - Interventions in Institutions o Concerted Cultivation Parents involvement and interventions o Natural Growth Deferring to Authority - General Conclusions o Did race matter? o
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