Social Class And The Hidden Curriculum Of Work By Jean Anyon

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The Gap Continues to Grow Education should be about learning, no matter what social class they are placed in. It shouldn't be limited to an education just because they can't afford it to pay for tutoring and other things. The problem with the education system is that depending on what social class the student is in, the teaching is different because of the social class the student are in, they try to keep the student in that class by teaching things in that class and keep them there. Education should not teach a student to stay in a certain class, it should teach them how to make themselves grow. The inequalities that are present in the education system has shown in the different social classes.This is due to what they are teaching to them …show more content…

In “ Social Class and The Hidden Curriculum of Work” by Jean Anyon , she explains due to the gap in education by the social class more and more people find it hard to get out of their social class. She also talks about as social class increase from one to another, so does the education and dedication to helping a student learn, "It's no surprise that schools in wealthy communities are better than those in poor communities, or that they better prepare their students for desirable jobs. It may be shocking, however, to learn how vast the differences in schools are - not so much in resources as in teaching methods and philosophies of education" . Since Jean Anyon work was published in 1980, some do think that education has changed from when this was published and it has, but there still is the same inequality within education and social classes, so it's still relevant today. One of the main key points is that the difference in the teaching and attention gives to a student in each social class is that it hurts the student more. If they aren't receiving the same amount of learning as someone who can pay for it, It’s a problem because it's only causing our classes to stay. The education systems’ inequalities teaching in different social classes is drastic, In the end, it basically summed up to if they have money they'll get a better …show more content…

The wealthy stay wealthy because the schools are preparing them for jobs that are typical in their social class. Anyon states " In the executive elite school, work is developing one's analytical intellectual powers.Children are continually asked to reason through a problem, to produce intellectual products that are both logically sound and of top academic quality. A primary goal of thought is to conceptualize rules by which elements may fit together in systems and then to apply these rules in solving a problem. School work helps one to achieve, to excel, to prepare for life." Upper-class schools aren't learning how to follow rules and take orders, they’re actually analyzing information and deciding what to do with it. Asking them to find a reason in their solution that is logically and to their standards. Their education is teaching them how to be prepared in life by helping them form their own

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