Socioeconomic Classes

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Associate Level Material
Appendix D
Educational Implications of Socioeconomic Status Matrix
Directions: Based on your personal experiences and on the readings for this course, answer the questions in the green section of the matrix as they apply to each of the listed socioeconomic classes. Fill in your answers and post your final draft as directed by the course syllabus.

| |Socioeconomic Classes |

Questions |Unemployed and Homeless |Working Class |Middle Class |Upper Middle Class |Upper Class | |Who is most likely to be a part of this socioeconomic class?
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|Schools with more students in the lower class may not offer advance courses for the students to take. Teachers may have to help with supplies for their students due to their income. |These students are in the middle and their schools may receive a good amount for financial aid but the school may have to decide to purchase one item over another for the classroom due to income issues. |High income students are more likely to go to a school that has more funding. And the amount the school gets per student is more than that of the working class. |Teachers have access to teaching supplies and don’t have to worry about running out of something. Students have newer school items at their disposal. | |How well does the curriculum reflect this socioeconomic class’s experience? Explain your answer. |I do not believe that curriculum speaks about this class at all. |I believe curriculum start talking at struggles of this socioeconomic class. |Curriculum is more geared for this class. |They get an understanding of how our country developed as it did through the curriculum. |They get a look at how our country developed but does not see how that it helps them. | |What changes need to be made to the curriculum for this socioeconomic class to receive an equal educational opportunity? |Students in this class should have access to the same thing as those students in higher classes despite their situation. |Curriculum needs to give more examples of those who struggled and

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