Many sociologists have linked labelling in school, especially by teachers, with the difference in achievements in terms of ethnicity. Negative stereotypes and labels may cause teacher to treat students from an ethnic minority differently, which could in turn, disadvantage them and ultimately, result in them underachieving. Studies from different sociologists back up and support this. Gillborn and Youdell (2000) found in their studies that teachers were more likely to discipline black students quicker than they would with their white counterparts, due to the fact that teachers held “racialised expectations”. They argued that they stereotyped and expected black students to present behaviour such as threatening and challenging authority, which leaves the student feeling underestimated and picked on.
It clearly shows government intent to segregate society based on academic ability to which the assessments have been organised and written to allow for the high achievement of white students in comparison to black students. It is clear that there is distinct comparison to sociological structures in the US and the UK and both employ a form of racial segregation, the UK is an academic segregation affecting directly the opportunities that people have through out their lives. In the US people are segregated in prisons due to a self fulfilling prophecy to commit crimes encouraged by the living and social conditions of living in aghetto. Although the context is sometimes different the CRT research carried out in the US can be directly linked to events in the UK through the research that is being carried out by a new breed to critical race theorist who are applying the idea of racial dominance to all aspects to British
The separating of black and white has caused many problems in society and these inequalities are still felt today. Rebellion, revolution, boycotting and even riots, have led to tensions between the two races. Additionally, desegregating schools led to a learning gap between black and white students. The Constitution states that no state can make the law that takes away the rights and privileges of citizens making them immune to it. Desegregation of public places should be allowed because it is inequitable to separate humans based on the color or pigmentation of their skin.
A school that requires its attendants to pass a test is charged with discrimination when it does not meet the quota for its admittance. The answer to this problem, from a supporter of affirmative action, is the inflation of the minorities’ grades on these tests. Institutions are then forced to keep a certain balance in the diversity of their student body, which can lead to the inflation of the minorities’ grades on all subjects. This grade inflation would then lead to a poorer education and the reality of a failing education system. This same kind of comparison is evident in the work force.
Assess the importance of school factors such as racism and pupils’ responses to racism in creating ethnic differences in educational achievement The differences in educational attainment between different groups of pupils have been a major focus of much sociological research. These differences can often be seen to be largely due to different social class, but also gender or ethnicity. Social class is the most significant and dominant factor when looking at these differences, but ethnicity also has a relative impact on educational achievement Education has a key role to play in eradicating racism and valuing diversity and it a responsibility for all educational establishments, including those with few or no ethnic minority pupils. Promoting racial equality demands a whole school approach and commitment from all those who are involved in the life and work of their school. Racism is linked to the educational achievement of minority ethnic groups, however the connections are complex.
The high purpose of history is not the presentation of self nor the vindication of identity ..." He points out that the reinforcement of such a separatist concept of black identity through such slanted or inaccurate history, coupled with a complete dismissal of the history of black people in America over the past 300 years, can only result in the "...fragmentation, resegregation, and tribalization of American Life". In addition to the manipulation of history, Mr. Schlesinger raises concerns over the multiculturalist indoctrination of America's children through the public school system. Using once again the example of black Americans, he chronicles the imposition of the reportedly bogus historical accounts of the black
Although the Board of Education is trying to help the blacks, Hispanics, and other minority communities by giving them these opportunities, like the EOF program to help them achieve their goals without the problem of the money; they are unintentionally offending them. Financial aid in the Board of Education should be supplied to those who need it instead of specific minority races because it is taking away financial opportunities from others in need, unconstitutionally segregating minorities from the rest of society and also from these programs the Board of Education has offended lower class races by implying that it is obvious that they can’t can’t make it to college on their own, and need help from . As, seen in many articles and newspapers
Topic: Cultural bias in IQ testing At all levels of education, there is great concern about the low performance of racially and linguistically diverse students on standardized tests. A wealth of argument surrounds intelligence tests , specifically given the consistently lower performance of minority groups. Tests have been parts and puzzle of nearly all educational system worldwide. It’s truly a fundamental part of the teaching and learning process. Many research have been conducted to enquire into the cultural biasness in IQ testing which confirms of its thriving existence in the educational fraternity.
Special education was not always seen as an option and children with disabilities often suffered the fate of being forgotten members of society. Throughout history, children with different abilities gained rights to a fair education and treatment in society. Physical disabilities were wrongly viewed as limiting a person’s mental abilities. Laws were passed securing proper treatment and education for students with special needs. The Civil Rights movement is remembered most for racial equality, however, this era also sparked the accelerated progress for people with special needs as well.
It involved health care, social services, and education. Parental involvement was a key component, so parents and children were taught together. In practice the policies focused originally upon the assumed cultural deprivation of black children in the USA as the most comprehensive programme Head Start was introduced, which involved health care, social services, and education and working class children in the UK as in the Education Priority Area Programme and have consequently attracted criticism from sociologists who argued strenuously against the concept of cultural deprivation. It may perhaps be argued that later