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    Children learn in different ways, and socio-cultural influences can add to the complexity of learning. With this in mind, what are some socio-cultural influences that directly impact academic achievement?

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    I find that socio-economic status of parents and guardians may impact adversely on a child's achievement as much as cultural influences do. If the parents are immigrants and also part of the working poor classes. They may place more value on manual labor as a means of economic survival as much as anything else. Even if the immigrants were skilled labor in their home countries. Language may present such a barrier that the find themselves unable to find work in better paying skilled professions. Thus, because education is not valued as highly in the more minimum wage type professions, this attitude may be transferred to the children, who the may tend to ...

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    Various socio-cultural influences upon learning are listed.