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In the early 1960's and indeed the 70's, sociological research acknowledged and sought explanations for the correlation between social class and educational attainment and participation.

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Some would say they take this view merely because they are Marxists who take any opportunity to assert the notion of dominant ideology, which throws doubt on the validity of intelligence. The belief that the working class are to blame for their own failure is encapsulated in cultural deprivation theory which essentially claims that the working class are deficient culturally and that is the root of their "failure". Hyman and Sugarman both suggest that the working class has a different set of norms and values, which place little value on education, and in which there is little likelihood that children will grow u in a "learning environment". Whilst it is hard to deny there are fairly distinct class subcultures in Britain, it is quite another to assert the notion that one is superior or inferior. Sugarman for example, claims that the working classes are fatalistic and are not concerned with personal achievement. If this is the case, then it provides a fairly convincing argument that the working classes are to be blamed for their own failure. ...read more.

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