Values And Norms Of Crestwood Heights
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  • 1. Values and Norms of Crestwood Heights
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    • Values and Norms of Crestwood Heights (Upper-Middle Class Community):
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    • Education is stressed so As and Bs are expected and college is a must! It starts with pre-school nurseries.
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    • Parents are “Movers and shakers” of the community which teaches kids to be involved
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    • Because of this involvement, lives are scheduled and punctuality is important
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    • Possessions are important
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    • Family size is well planned and orderly
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    • Parents try to spend quality time with their kids but should feel free to have their own social life. Nannies and baby sitters are carefully chosen
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    • Chores are done around the home, teaching responsibility
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    • Individual sports are emphasized
  • 11.
    • Norms and Values of the West-End of Boston (Working Class Community):
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    • Education is important. A’s are great but C’s are acceptable. College is hoped for.
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    • Parents spend a lot of time with neighbors and so do kids. Friends are the most important thing in some kids’ lives but families are often close.
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    • Parents don’t want their kids to embarrass them in the neighborhood so they need to stay out of trouble.
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    • Families are valued but divorce is common
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    • Team sports are emphasized
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    • Values and Norms of the Urban Housing Project:
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    • Education is not emphasized; rather street survival skills are stressed.
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    • Families are often single-parent and parents are often too busy or tired to spend time with kids so they are often unsupervised.
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    • Role models and significant others are too often people on the street involved in illegal activities
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    • Each class tends to teach children the values and norms that lead them to stay in the same class as their parents.