Lareau added over pages. Each chapter is an in-depth analysis of a different family, Concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of the specific situation surrounding the child and how it has affected their life. She conducted field work between and with and year-old children, and then followed up with them 10 years later when the children were 20 and 21 years old.
Awards[ edit ] Lareau has won several awards over her career. The parents generally have a better education and try to impress this upon their child on a daily basis. This type of childrearing involves less organized activities and more free time for their children to play with other children in the neighborhood.
A second edition of Unequal Childhoods was published in In addition to having better teaching and materials, the schools have more money to make renovations, have a better appearance, and the children develop a sense of confidence and entitlement because they feel that they are learning in an environment of excellence.
She traced the lives of the 12 children whose families were observed into adulthood. Then in — she received a grant from the Spencer Foundation to study a third grade classroom in Lower Richmond, an urban school district. Differences in child rearing are identified and associated with different social classes.
Parenting practices do not apply exclusively to social classesbut they are highly correlated. There is also information about whether or not the parents knew people who are psychologists, doctors, lawyers, or teachers.
Children usually have more unstructured time and therefore create their own activities to occupy themselves. The main disadvantage of concerted cultivation is that often the child becomes bored easily and cannot entertain themselves.
The quality of the parents work life varies dramatically as well, and this plays into how much time and energy parents have to spend engaging their children. This creates various difficulties for the poor and there are fewer opportunities to provide attentive care for their children.
Parenting practices[ edit ] In social stratification a specific area of study in sociology different parenting practices lead children to have different upbringings.
Children of concerted cultivation, along with their upbringing, are typically provided with connections from their parents, friends, and activities that give them a step up in life. Through this process children from a concerted cultivation upbringing supposedly feel more entitled in their academic endeavors and will feel more responsible because they know that their parents are highly involved.
For example, just because the child may be good at singing does not mean that by giving that child hours and hours of vocal lessons will guarantee that that child will grow up to be a famous singer.
She compiled a list of formal and informal activities that specific children were involved in, whether they were middle classworking classor poor, and whether they have requested a teacher for their children.
These skills also set the child apart in academic settings as well as give them confidence in social situations. During the study, they visited the 12 families 20 times each, roughly two to three hours at a time, and accompanied them on various outings and appointments.
The book reports on the results of a number of studies of how residential decisions facilitate the maintenance of social inequality. The book contains a great deal of quotes, stories of her experiences while observing, and connections that explain why particular children might act a certain way.
By learning these traits, they are advancing themselves in their surroundings. This ability is certainly useful when the children are old enough to pursue a career and live away from their families because they are already comfortable with the concept of being on their own.
Additionally, by focusing more on single talents and having the child exert so much time and effort into specific talents, the parent of an upper-class child creates less practical goals for the child.
From all her observations and analysis, Lareau concludes that the different types of childrearing have more to do with class than race. Having less consistency can cause the child to become more inhibited and reserved.The findings that concerted cultivation exists in the middle class continue through the college application process, with middle class teens receiving help from family and working class teens trying to get help from schools and other institutions/5().
The main disadvantage of concerted cultivation is that often the child becomes bored easily and cannot entertain themselves.  "The Accomplishment of Natural Growth" is the type of childrearing that working class and poor parents practice, and not necessarily by Subject: Sociology. Start studying Concerted Cultivation vs.
Natural Growth Parenting. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. That is, in a test of Lareau’s theory of concerted cultivation, we expect to find that SES positively affects parental educational expectations, which lead to stronger concerted cultivation, which in turn increases the child’s school effort and achievement.
chapter 1 Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth 1 Laughing and yelling, a white fourth-grader named Garrett Tallinger splashes around in the swimming pool in the backyard of his four.
She speculates that concerted cultivation creates adults who know how to challenge authority, navigate bureaucracy, and manage their time -- all the skills needed to remain in the middle class.Download