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White Working Class Men

Sarah Best

16th January 2018

Professor Green’s recent documentary (here profiled by Channel 4 News) looks at why white working class males are failing to engage with the education system.

The following article provides some more information. The Sutton Trust, an education charity who found that whilst poverty an impact on educational achievement, there are other factors at play. Social and cultural influences could also affect how students experience school and how they perform, such as parental aspiration.

Lots of links here to various topics within sociology, including: Education, Work, Poverty and Welfare and Culture and Identity.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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