Social Class; Upper vs.Lower

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Social Class has a massive impact in society and the world around us. Social Class is individual groups in society constructed around analogous characteristics such as income, occupation, educational status, power and geographical location. (Barcelona Field Studies, 2010). Social class seems to be a differentiating factor in the distribution of rewards and punishments in our society, if we consider the rewards and punishments of a conventional and stereotyped kind, (Rath,1994)
Social Class distributes civilization into two central groupings, Upper Class and Lower Class. Upper Class encompasses the social group that has the uppermost status in society, with higher salary and supremacy in the community. Lower Class is branded by low income,
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In a Public school, the classes are much larger and have to cater for groups of students, not individuals. The interviewee for this project said that he felt that Public School Teachers didn’t care for him as an individual which made him grow in areas such as independence, but also made him lack in education skills. He also felt that the private schools, one-on-one time, was more like babysitting the students and was encouraging the students to rely on their teachers to do their assignments. Public School Classrooms are built to cater for a large amount of students whereas the Private School classrooms are spread out and have state of the art technology to help their students. This can be seen in figure one with the comparison between the two classrooms. The Public School classroom is larger but with more desks and chairs to fit more students whereas the Private School classroom has new Mac computers and much more room.
Background life and family influence play a considerable fragment in which way a child progresses into society and to which social class they will belong. Lower class has a tendency to end up in trades and low paying jobs where as the upper class end up in the higher paying and socially adequate business jobs. It’s an unbroken cycle which is continuously recurring. However, they are now making pathways for other entrance formalities via TAFE. This may be a more economic option

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