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Define socioeconomic status (SES) as a composite of the economic status of a family and describe the various characteristics related to each class level. h Explain the interaction of class with race and ethnicity, gender, and age. h Analyze schools, curriculum, and assessment for class bias. h Explore the inequities of school funding. h Understand how poverty is often perpetuated by public policy/social structures.
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What do you think of the following assertion? h “Most people are caught in the socioeconomic strata into which they were born, and the political- economic system helps them remain there.” Gollnick h What is meant by political-economic system ?
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Which class are you in? h Upper-upper class . "Old money." People who have been born into and raised with wealth. h Lower-upper class . "New money." Individuals who have become rich within their own lifetimes. h Upper-middle class . High-salaried professionals (i.e., doctors, lawyers, corporate executives). h Lower-middle class . Lower-paid professionals, but not manual laborers (i.e., police officers, non-management office workers, small business owners). h Upper-lower class . Blue-collar workers and manual laborers. Also known as the "working class." h Lower-lower class . The homeless and permanently unemployed, as well as the "working poor."
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One view… One can be socially mobile and can move to higher class with education and hard work. Those not achieving middle class status are inferior. Hardships of low-income groups are due to their lack of middle class values/behaviors. It’s the individual’s fault for not achieving (blaming the victim).
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Another view… Distinct class divisions include: A privileged upper class who own and control corporations, banks, and so forth. The professional managerial elite who depend not so much on ownership but on manipulation of information and professional expertise. Middle and working classes who make their living selling their labor. Those unable to work or do so sporadically.
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that most persons remain in the class to which they are born. h There are few persons who are truly socially and economically mobile (for example, professional athletes and coaches, successful entertainers, and movie stars). h
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