Socioeconomic Classes

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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? |This socioeconomic class is made up of people who cannot hold a steady job. And who have temporarily lost their job. |People in this socioeconomic class work in manual labor jobs such as farm hands and construction workers. These people are called blue collar workers. |People in this group are called white collar workers. The field of work they are in consists of clerical workers, technicians and salespersons. |People who are in this socioeconomic class are professionals, managers and administrators. |In this socioeconomic class are people of wealth. Wealth that maybe inherit or worked for by judges or corporate lawyers. | |How do teacher expectations positively or negatively impact this socioeconomic class? |The teacher’s expectation of this socioeconomic class has a negative impact. The teacher’s do not expect much as they are not given much attention, so their education suffers. |Expectation for this socioeconomic class is low, they are considered unable to achieve high academic levels This has a negative impact on students in this class. |This socioeconomic class is set to higher expectations by teachers. Due to the high expectation given by teachers, students have a positive outlook on their education. |Teachers seem to look...
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