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AndreaBuenrostro

SOC322
SocialEnvironmentofEducation
Module3Assignment

Typeyourresponsetothequestionsunderneath,thenresavethisdocumentanduploaditviathe
assignmentstoolbythedeadline.Eachofthesequestionsshouldbeansweredusingthe
informationpresentedinthematerialsforthismodule.Supportyouranswerwithspecific
examples.
1. Describe(briefly)thelivesofGarrett,Tyrec,andKatie.Whatarethemostimportant
differencesintheparentchildrelationshipsofthosethreefamilies,accordingtothe
author?
Garrettcultivatedchildinanupper,midclassfamily.Thefamilyschedule
evolvesaroundGarrettsextracurricularactivities.Garrettandhisparentsreallydont
haveacloserelationship.TheirrelationshipisreallyjustinvolvingGarrettsscheduleand
whatisplannedforthatday.Adultproblemsarenotacknowledgedtothekids.
Tyrecaccomplishednaturalgrowthinaworkingclassenvironment.Tyrec
doesnthaveaschedule;hecomesupwithhisownscheduleonadailybasis.Itis
basicallyfreeplaywithneighborsaroundhiscommunity.Heis,however,morecloserto
hisfamilythanGarrett.Forexample,hisauntorgrandmothertookcareofhimwhenhis
motherwasworking.
Katieistheideaoftheaccomplishednaturalgrowthinapoorclasscommunity.
Katiesrelationshipwithhermotherissimple.Therereallyisntanyinteractionbetween
thetwo.Katiesmotherisjustworriedaboutgettingthekidsthroughtheday.

2. WhydoesSamfallapartonceeverycoupleofweeks?Discussintermsofthe
pros/consoftheparentingpracticesinhisfamily.
SamisGarrettsyoungerbrother.Samisonlyfouryearsold.Mrs.Tallingerhad
saidthatSamfallsapartonceinwhile.Heusuallywhines,cries,andcomplainsoncea
weekbecausehereallydoesnthavethatfreeplay.Heisalwaystakentoallthe
organizedsportsthatGarrettisinvolvedin.
3. Howdothethreefamiliesexemplifytheculturalrepertoiresofparentingdiscussedin
previouschapters?
ForGarrett,sincehisparentswerebothinworkingprofessions,theyboth
expectedGarretttodowhattheysignedhimuptodo.Workingparentsweremorelikely
togivecommandsbecauseoftheirprofessions.Hewasinaconcertedcultivation.His
parentsfosterhisdailyschedule.

AsforTyrecandKatie,theirparentsweremoreonnaturalgrowth.Theirparent
lettheirchildfreeplayandallowedtheirchildtogrownatural,throughlearning
experiences.
4. HowisTyrecsdayorganized,andwhatconsequencesflowfromthepaceofhisdaily
life?Discusspros/consofparentingpracticesinTyrecsfamily.
Tyrecsdayisorganizedasfreeflowing.Heusuallycreateshisactivities
throughoutthedays.Hehasalsobecomeindependentofhisdailyactivities.Theconsof
havingafreeflowingpaceoflifeisthatsometimesyoucancomebywrongideasor
wrongpeople.Tyrecsmotherdoesntsupervisehiminhisfreeactivities,shejusthas
rulesatthecertaintimehehastoreturnhome.
5. Eachchapterconcludeswithhowchildreneitherdevelopasenseofentitlementor
constraint.Describehowthishappens,usingspecificexamplesfromyourreadings.
Garrettdevelopsasenseofentitlementbecausehethinksthatthesescheduleof
dailyactivitiesarejustsimplysohislifewouldntbeboringandthateveryoneelse
follows.
TyrecandKatiedevelopasenseofconstraint.Workingclassandpoorparents
viewtheirchildrenssociallivesasnotimportantandtheirchildrensacceptanceofthat
perspectiveisthatthechildrenarenottrainedtoseethemselvesasspecialandworthyof
beingcateredtoindailylife.