Title

Untenable Choices: Families and Education

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Sophomore

Major

Sociology

Minor

Applied Statistics

2nd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

2nd Student Major

Psychology and Sociology

3rd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

3rd Student Major

Communication Disorders

4th Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

4th Student Major

History

4th Student Minor

Sociology

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Diane Nititham

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Untenable Choices: Families and Education (SOC 333)

Keywords: education, pedagogy, family, conflict theory, socioeconomic status, parental involvement, second shift, hurried childhood, adultified childhood, moral hierarchy

Our presentation discusses how family structure and parental involvement affect the education of students in the classroom. We apply conflict theory to educational systems to examine the intersections of the U.S. education system, school curriculum, family structures, and social class. We also address how the U.S. education system and its curriculum was designed for upper and middle class students and families, causing other family structures and social classes to fall short. We analyze the group activity we designed for the class, our reflections on leading discussion questions in regards to their family type and the environment of their upbringing, and also the literature on the effects of home environment on the educational success of each student. Last, we review whether our lecture, game play, open discussion, and assigned readings, helped students to understand the concepts and identify possible solutions for making the education system more inclusive to diverse family structures.

Spring Scholars Week 2019 Event

Other

Other Scholars Week Event

Pedagogy, Praxis, and Inequality: Sociological Reflections on Education

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Untenable Choices: Families and Education

Untenable Choices: Families and Education (SOC 333)

Keywords: education, pedagogy, family, conflict theory, socioeconomic status, parental involvement, second shift, hurried childhood, adultified childhood, moral hierarchy

Our presentation discusses how family structure and parental involvement affect the education of students in the classroom. We apply conflict theory to educational systems to examine the intersections of the U.S. education system, school curriculum, family structures, and social class. We also address how the U.S. education system and its curriculum was designed for upper and middle class students and families, causing other family structures and social classes to fall short. We analyze the group activity we designed for the class, our reflections on leading discussion questions in regards to their family type and the environment of their upbringing, and also the literature on the effects of home environment on the educational success of each student. Last, we review whether our lecture, game play, open discussion, and assigned readings, helped students to understand the concepts and identify possible solutions for making the education system more inclusive to diverse family structures.