Eurocentrism And The Achievement Gap

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Part I: What is the problem with the achievement gap?
Do you ever just wonder why people are failing in school and what 's the setting behind them in failing is? The achievement gap in test scores affect many different groups and is the reason behind them failing. An achievement gap is often defined as the differences between the test scores of minority and/or low-income students and the test scores of their White and Asian peers (Dee and Penner). This means that the achievement gap is the academic difference between minority and white students, essentially stating that minorities get left behind.This is one of the biggest issues within our education system. Based on the article from Atlantic, “History Class and the Fictions About Race in
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The root of this is the Eurocentrism that is present in our education system and society as a whole. Eurocentrism “focuses on the ideas and achievements of Western cultures, including Europe and the English-speaking world. It ultimately stems from an underlying sense of European exceptionalism, a notion adopted by students and then passed on in a perpetual cycle.” (Gapp) To clarify this, Eurocentrism includes only the European history but that 's about it, it excludes minority history and essentially guides society to see minority history as…show more content…
Eurocentrism includes only the European history but that 's about it, it excludes minority history and essentially guides society to see minority history as irrelevant. The American youth see Natives as people who might’ve been wronged in the past but hold no more representation or existence. This silences Natives and they become a thing of the past, despite the fact that they are still fighting for what they believe in. This mutes them from history from the past but they are being erased from history that is being written right now. Knowing this information it discusses how learning this eurocentric textbooks could impact minority students due to them not knowing their history they 'll believe that white people are more superior than other in that case. People erase history from the textbooks which ties back to the achievement gap. The performance of people grades is due to the fact that they are switching everything and not telling the truth and that can affect their history and make students believe it
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