Martha Peraza SOC 3340 Inequality in Education California State University, Bakersfield Abstract In the United States, there exists a gap in equality for different demographics of students. The factors contributing to educational disadvantages include socioeconomic struggles, gender of students, language or culture, and particularly for the scope of this paper, race. Racial inequality in education is predominant in black students and is perpetuated further by educators. A theory that explains this could be the “hidden curriculum” theory which conditions students to believe that their cultural backgrounds must be silenced to resemble the model white student. Studies show that training educators in cultural sensitivity and establishing trust between students and teachers allows students from varying cultural backgrounds to improve in classroom settings.
Hilliard suggests that “African American children need to learn languages and content other than that which they may have learned up until now” (Delpit, L., & Dowdy, K., 2002, p.91). This means that educators need to reevaluate teaching practice and the assessment process to fit the needs and promotes African American children’s culture experiences. Provide learning materials that compare their culture with other ethnicity and cultures. According to Darling (2010) “Both segregation of schools and inequality in funding has increased in many states over the past two decades, leaving a growing share of African-American and Hispanic students in highly segregated apartheid schools that lack qualified teachers;
Rationale Many students have discriminated and commented about their opposite gender and different colored people.I am keen to spread awareness, educate, and tell the consequences of racism to the youngsters. To start with, we would like to go to schools/colleges and educate those
The reading made me think about the experiences of interracial couples and their children. Specifically, the chapter offers an insightful understanding of the importance of race in the American dating system. It further explains that racism is an institution that has deep roots in society because of the existence of the superior-inferior concepts. I have understood some issue such as the perception of whites and blacks regarding interracial marriages. It is apparent that racism in the US will last longer if people base their judgment on the black inferiority theory.
In the United States, using the term “model minority” to describe Asian Americans does not negate the fact that they are still a minority who deal with the same hardships and discrimination as other minorities. Issues such as these are undeniably in the school systems that are inhabited by large numbers of these students with Asian backgrounds. They are exemplified by the bipolar historical treatment of Asian Americans, the numbers that matter in education today, and in the problems created and overcome by the people that face them. Sifting through the dark and difficult history leads to the light on the other side of a tunnel where there can be found methods and solutions to create success for the Asian American people. The first thing to
However, African Americans in predominantly White institutions still may experience negative effects that shape a student’s overall college experience. This study examined the experience and comfort level of African American alumnae of Saint Mary’s College through a racial lens in order to assess their academic success, postgraduate achievements, and advocacy of the institution. Institutional racism has been a factor in American lives, and even prevalent in education for hundreds of years at times producing segregation and at other times colleges for Blacks. Today, the influence of racial surroundings in higher education has become less visible on a structural level, but the effects for each individual student may be
I am a child of different races and I am attracted to people outside of my races, and not only I but many other people are being looked down upon just because of their interests of people. Discrimination, segregation, and racism is still present in the world today even though there are laws that said there should be
Even the idea of ours and theirs shows up in the language of my essay. I understand my place in all of this. I have begun to challenge my friends, family, and neighbors on issues of race and racism in America. I am not trying to speak from a high and might perspective, but because I am a college student I am often met with grumblings and disdain for my support for an equal playing field. This makes me question everyone I know.
These two factors are also the sources of learning about gender itself. Teachers provide curricular materials that contain gender stereotypic behavior, and peers presents gender stereotypic attitudes and behavior. These stereotypes and prejudice will in turn be students’ guide to their own preferences and behaviors. According to National Center for Transgender Equality (n.d.), students who do not conform to the gender norms are often subjected to discrimination and bullying by their own mentors or fellow students. This event causes the students to feel limited in terms of their gender expression; thus, destroying their own self-esteem and isolating themselves from social
Some children continue to work alongside school. However, going to school is a great way to measure for child labor. Often sending children to work is a decision made to increase the economic situation of the house(Browne,2016). An income issue is often cited as a barrier to schooling. hence, the theory of change is that increase the home income would be a way to send children to school.
In a school environment, prejudice is always a call for the worse. When we say prejudice it is most commonly known to be relating to race. In my experiences at school, there were cases of prejudice based on academic performance. Whenever a teacher would assign a group assignment students with higher averages would join together leaving those with lower averages to group with each other. This usually negatively affects many friendships since one may care more about their marks than their friends.