The importance of viewing minority, low-income and …
Thomas Sowell - "The Education of Minority Children"
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THE EDUCATION OF MINORITY CHILDREN © by Thomas Sowell
The difference in academic performance among children from different classes or groups (ethnic, racial, income) is referred to as the achievement gap. Children of poverty generally achieve at lower levels than children of middle and upper classes. The causes are numerous and are related to both the social environment in which poor children live and the education they receive in school. Factors such as the quality of student learning behaviors, home environment, past experiences with education, and teacher attitudes are among the many influences on student achievement. Slavin (1998) proposes that schools can have a powerful impact on the academic achievement and success of all children by viewing them as rather than at-risk and preparing them to reach their full potential.