Aaron Cicourel and John Kitsuse’s study of educational counsellors in an American High school shows how labelling can disadvantage working-class students and it states in item A that ‘they were negatively labelled as non-academic and often as ‘difficult’’. This is because counsellors play an important role in deciding which students will get onto courses that prepare them for higher education. They found from their study that although they claimed to judge them on their ability, in practice they mainly judged them on the basis of their social class and/or race. Even where students had similar grades, counsellors were more likely to label middle-class
In turn, black pupils felt teachers underestimated their ability and picked on them. Gilborn and Youdell conclude that much of the conflict between white teachers and black pupils stem from the racial stereotypes that teachers hold, rather than the pupil’s actual behaviour. This disadvantages pupils because they are treated differently, which could result in their failure and even exclusion from school. As Jenny Bourne 1994) found that schools tend to see black boys as a threat and label them
If a W.C student is labelled by a middle-class (M.C) teacher the student often believe that the teacher is right therefore they take that label they have been given and they become a self-fulfilling prophecy which means they accept the label they have been given and stay that standard, this is basically saying if a student is labelled negatively they stay negative because they are ‘fulfilling their own prophecy’ so they are now going to underachieve in education. This is effected by poverty due to W.C generally not being able to afford nice uniforms so the teacher can tell they come from a W.C background because they don’t look as smart as the M.C students. Another reason in the claim that poverty is the main reason for W.C underachievement is because they are generally more fatalistic. If a W.C child is fatalistic in school then it means that they are also culturally deprived, because they are culturally deprived they have attitudes which insist that they are not going to do well in school because for example their parents didn’t then they will not try to get an education as they are fatalistic about being setup to fail in
This is a conversation between children proving that the children (white) are influenced by the behaviour and attitude of their parents towards a black person. In this novel I also learnt more about the slavery triangle. On page 140, Cassie's mother was explaining to Cassie of why the whites were treated better than blacks she started with - 'When our people were first bought from Africa in chains to work in this country.' Her mother also explained how in
Discrimination Written Assignment Discrimination is treatment or consideration of or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit. While watching a Class Divided I learned a lot. Jane Elliott divided her class by the color of their eyes, marked them with armbands and proceeded to treat one group as if it was better than the other. The superior students performed better than they ever had before, while the inferior students' performance dropped. The next day, the third graders traded ranks and their performance reversed in accordance to their group status.
Sula Socratic Seminar During the Socratic Seminar the main issue that was discussed upon my classmates and I was weather or not there was a difference when a white person used the word nigger than when a black person used the word nigger. The discussion later went on to discuss how the word is more commonly used during present day, and how although it is still considered a bad word people use the word more freely. Gina and Alex brought up that the word is now used as a slang word. More often kids during this time period use the word referring to their friends. In my opinion I think that people especially kids have become to comfortable using the word, most kids have no filter and feel that it is okay to use the word not realizing that some people, especially black people still find the word offensive.
To label someone is to attach a meaning or a definition to them. This is studied by Interactionists. When looking at ethnic differences in achievement, studies show that teacher often see black and Asian pupils as being far from the ‘ideal’ pupil. These negative labels leads to ethnic minority pupils being treated differently, resulting in their low educational performance. Gillborn and Youdell (2000) found that teachers expected black pupils to present more discipline problems and misinterpreted their behaviour as threatening or as a challenge to authority.
Racial micro-aggressions have an accumulative and harmful impact on people of color invalidating them as racial/cultural beings, undermining their spiritual and mental capacity, imposing a false reality on them. World views of racism seem to be very similar across cultures; although, governments are implementing programs in schools to educate the young generations, still not enough. The historical background of
In this essay, I will be talking about how coach Yoast’s beliefs and personality changed through out the film “Remember The Titans”. At the start Yoast was a selfish person that does not accept the black people, but Yoast started to work with those black people when they are were in the camp at Gettysburg College, and at last they turned out working well with each other. The film “Remember The Titans” is based on a true story that happened in 1971 in Virginia. During that time public schools were required to merge meaning the blacks and the whites will be attending to the same school. This was happening in T.C William High .
Fundamentally, one factor which contributes to the ethnic differences within the school place is due to the labeling theory. This is when a particular definition is attached to a student such as ‘smart’ or ‘stupid’ this often leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy as the student begins to believe the label they have been branded as and therefore begins to act upon it. Some sociologists have focused on how black pupils are labeled negatively which has a direct impact on their education. Gillborn & Youdell (2000) found that black pupils were more likely to receive discipline from their teacher although fellow classmates may have been acting in a similar way. This leads to further problems as conflict begins to emerge between teachers and pupils as black pupils are seen as anti-authority due to the misinterpretation of behaviour black boys especially, are labelled negatively leading exclusions which affect their educational attainment as missing lessons means that their knowledge is being limited.