This report demonstrates that children of middle-class backgrounds, do better in terms of educational performance, and educational outcomes, than children of working class backgrounds because of different reasons. The differences in parents mind-set, schools, cultural capital, values, attitudes, family setup and material factors are the leading factors that influence the educational performance and outcomes of a student.
This paper makes a conclusion that studies have clearly revealed that there is a direct link between class stratification and educational attainments. It is clearly discussed that the sub-cultures, sub-groups and the distinct values and norms of the social classes affect the performance of students in the scholastic system. Consistent researches on class and educational attainments demonstrates that the higher is the social class, higher will be the educational outcomes. Students from upper social background have greater chances to stay in the post-compulsory teaching and are better prepared to get through the different examination levels. They also have greater chances to achieve universityentrance. Apart from the social-class differences, educational achievements are also directly related to the role of parents and school. The contribution of parents and school also has a significant role in the academic career of an individual. Researches have made it clear that students from advantaged households are not only sharp in studies but, are creative, talented, confident and has a mind-blowing help-seeking skills as compared to the working-class pupils. ...Show more