These forms of discrimination are still common within school systems, and continue to affect the lives of many students(Expereiences of racism). We will attempt to critically examine the forms of racism and classism experienced in the classrooms today, and seek out a solution to lessening these forms of injustices in school communities. Firstly, this is related to education in that the act of treating someone differently, usually in a negative manner, is still
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.
Grigg (2012) cited frequent school changes were associated with poor outcomes with disruptions in important social ties. This study identified teachers’ shared experiences in dealing with student aggression and may help in developing practices or policies to assist teachers and administrators deal with these behaviours and address school climate issues. Public schools are currently investigating the phenomenon of student aggression as it relates to maladaptive social outcomes in the school setting (Grumm, Hein, &Fingerie, 2011). Suspensions are used to decrease problem behaviours (Chin, Dowdy, Jimerson, Shane, & Rime, 2012); however, although punishing aggressive acts may seem to be effective, understanding and implementing ways to deal with the problem would yield
In the event that ethical esteems were educated in schools, we would have less of these issues. 4. To Counter Bad Influences in Society: Sadly, a considerable lot of the good examples of youngsters are setting awful cases. These awful cases run from sexual wantonness, corrupting of ladies, backing of viciousness, and the supporting of deceptive nature keeping in mind the end goal to succeed. 5.
As a result they subvert the schools culture to gain access to a higher status. Some also argue that anti-school subcultures are used as a coping strategy for the constraints placed on the different group. These different processes result in individuals being disruptive and challenging due to the subverted culture, which leads to them being excluded from the institution, creating inequalities within class. Teacher expectations within educational institutions can also impact social groups achievement. Becker talks about the ideal students.
This study advocates the claim that nationality affects academic life because variance in nationality acts as one of the source of discrimination in schools which in turn, initiates peer pressure. Racial discrimination is a form of unequal treatment to a person or group instigated on the basis of ethnicity (Sociol, 2008). Furthermore, Bullying is a major difficulty faced by students from numerous schools across the globe. Bullying is one of the ultimate causes of peer stress for which can highly affect the students’ academic
Gender stereotypes don’t help create an effective learning environment within a classroom. Now, this affects the classroom environment due to how much peer work is needed to be completed with certain assignments. Classrooms are meant to help children learn fundamental subjects and how to work collaboratively. According to an article called “Gender Socialization” written by a website called Lumen states, “when children do not conform to the appropriate gender role, they may face negative sanctions such as being criticized or marginalized by their peers.” When this happens, peers are neglected or even outcasted by these gender roles and can cause the student to not be able to learn effectively with being criticized. Along with that, students won’t be able to learn effectively with how they might be worrying about the criticism being placed upon them by their peers rather than focusing on the classroom work.
The effect of discrimination on Muslim students’ psychology and educational success is a crucial issue to be researched. Therefore, my paper will outline the triggering factors of prejudice against Muslim students, describe the influences of emerged discrimination and discuss in which ways their vulnerable situation can be enhanced. Because of negative stereotypes of Islam in media and curriculum, Muslim students face discrimination by their educators and other students, which brings about problems with their psychology and educational success. However, these problems of Muslim students can be avoided by changing policies in educational institutions to help them and by curriculum that is sensitive towards
(“The Impact of Bullying”). “In the face of the international mandate for safe learning environments, the reality for many school students is quite different. Many experience bullying and many other forms of violence on a day-to-day basis within school (for example, Leach and Mitchell, 2006, Dunne, 2007). Bullying, aggression and other forms of violence in schools can blight student experiences of formal education and their abilities to make the best of the opportunities they have (Commission on Children and Violence, 1995; Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2007; United Nations, 2005). More specifically, violence against students may result in higher levels of absenteeism (Rigby and Slee, 1993), greater truancy (Cullingford and Morrison, 1996; Green, 2006) and increased likelihood of drop out (Leach and Mitchell, 2006) which are described by Lewin (2007) as forms of silent exclusion from
Grading system has an effect in the mentality of students. For example, a certain school has a zero-based grading system. The effect of this in students is that it makes the students think that the subjects are hard because it is difficult achieve a high grade in class. However, the grading system is the one making it hard for them to get a high grade in their subjects. A strict grading system in some schools can encourage students to study hard and bring out the best in them.