Educational Achievement Essays

  • Educational Achievement And Educational Attainment

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    Educational achievement is an important adolescent issue. As compared to that of children, educational achievement during adolescent has greater implication on one’s future. Steinberg (2013) defines educational achievement in three different but related concepts; school performance which refers to grades obtained in school, academic achievement which refers to student’s performance in standardised test and educational attainment which is defined as number of years of schooling completed by a student

  • Examine the role of processes in schools in producing different educational achievement among pupils from different social groups.

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    Examine the role of processes in schools in producing different educational achievement among pupils from different social groups. Differential educational achievement is unquestionable affected by different social groups however this is not the only factor that affects the educational success of students. Members of working class place a lower value on education, they place less emphasis on formal education as a means to personal achievement, and they see less value in continuing school beyond the minimum

  • Educational Achievement and Development

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    Educational achievement is one of the most important factors of a students’ academic journey. Education as a form of secondary socialisation teaches students, the basic norms and values of society and assists in developing their individual identity. In many cases there are contributing issues that not only hinder, but can dramatically affect a child’s educational achievement and development; but also impacts negatively on their childhood experience. These contributing factors consist of a person’s

  • Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups

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    Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups I believe that this is an important issue to consider as research has shown that whilst Afro-Caribbean males are at the very bottom in terms of achievement, West Indian females tend to do even better than white females at GCSE. Sociologists such as Cecil Wright link educational achievement with teacher racism and labelling whilst other sociologists such as Charlotte Brookes link it with cultural

  • Poverty And Educational Achievement Essay

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    The Relationship Between Race, Poverty, and Educational Achievement Katia Schmitt University of Wisconsin-La Crosse The Relationship Between Race, Poverty, and Educational Achievement Poverty can be defined as having an income lower than what is needed to live on. So many students today face problems that are unfair due to things like race and socioeconomic status. Children are being deprived of an education and that may be due to their family’s income as well as their race. What is

  • Socio Socioeconomic And Educational Achievement

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    Socio – Economic Factors in Educational Achievement. Education provides an individual with the necessary skills to progress in life. But socioeconomic factors such as race, gender and ethnicity can influence the quality and the availability of education as well as the ability of education to improve life. Therefore it is important to have a clear understanding of what affects one’s educational attainment. With the introduction of the 1988 national curriculum by the Education Reform Act, the gap

  • Inequality in Life

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    Inequalities exist an all aspects of life. The nature and result of such inequalities shapes our social as well as economic lives. As people progress through their educational life certain inequalities will result in different outcomes of schooling for different sets of people. “In post war Britain pupils from a working class background are constantly found to gain fewer academic qualifications, to be under represented in institutions of higher education and to end up in jobs offering little

  • Effects of Gender on Education

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    Gender on Education This topic is also well discussed in many of the standard textbooks, but a bit unevenly and a bit oddly. Thus Haralambos and Holborn (1990), or Barnard and Burgess (1996) have good sections specifically on gender and educational achievement. However, rather strangely, the section on education is treated almost entirely as a sort of empirical matter and not linked very well to the other admirable sections on gender generally, or gender in the family or work sections. This is especially

  • Society’s Favor for Mental Labor

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    manual labor. In the Western culture, positions which require completion of stringent educational requirements rank higher in status, both in terms of respect and monetary rewards, than those which require physical work. In America people working in mental occupations are often paid higher salaries than those working in manual positions. The number of letters following one’s name that indicate educational achievement often dictates the amount of respect he or she receives. People sometimes look down

  • The links between social class and educational achievement

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    The links between social class and educational achievement There have been many theories about social class and educational achievement and this essay will concentrate on the conflict theory and the functionalist theory. This essay will examine the links between class and achievement. It will describe and critically analyse the different sociological theories on education relating to class, and apply these theories to educational experiences, structure and practices. The different perspectives

  • The Relationship Between Social Class and Educational Achievement

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    Class and Educational Achievement Many sociologists have tried to explore the link between social class and educational achievement, measuring the effects of one element upon the other. In order to maintain a definite correlation between the two, there are a number of views, explanations, social statistics and perspectives which must be taken into account. The initial idea would be to define the key terms which are associated with how "social class" affects "educational achievement." "Social

  • What Is The Importance Of Student Achievement In The Educational Environments?

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    In educational environments today, the only factor that students and teachers are concerned is grades. Throughout elementary and intermediate years, the ability to learn and build off that knowledge was the main priority. However, once a student gets into his or her middle school and high school years, the main priority becomes academic grades. The reason for the change in priority is due to requirements colleges expect of their enrollees. Teachers begin to explain the importance of academic grades

  • Cuba's Achievements in Health Care and Public Education

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    CUBA’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN PROVIDING HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE BETTER THATN THOSE OF MANY DEVELOPED COUNTRIES. HOW HAS IT MANAGEDTHIS? There may be some question over Fidel Castro’s achievements in providing economic success, or democracy to Cuba in the last forty five years or so. However Cuba’s record on providing egalitarian health care and education to the masses have generally been agreed as a success story, even by Castro’s old enemy the United States. “To be educated

  • Personal Narrative - One of My Most Coveted Achievements

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    One of My Most Coveted Achievements Dr. Ross’ Comments: This essay is a very good example of a personal experience shared by the writer. She clearly describes an important episode in her life and vividly reveals a part of her true “self” to her audience. What began in my life as yet another effort in weight loss became one of my most coveted achievements. After the birth of our third child, and too many pounds that were not disappearing, we purchased a small above ground pool. While the

  • The Life and Political Achievements of Sir Wilfrid Laurier of Canada

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    The Life and Political Achievements of Sir Wilfrid Laurier of Canada Laurier gained great achievement over his political years because he represented Canada as a whole. His family first came to Canada dating back to the time of New France and the early Montreal years. Laurier's father, a government surveyor and a genial, settled down in Canada and got married to Marcelle Martineau. Wildfrid was their first child who was born on November 20, 1841. Seven years later a tragedy struck the

  • My Football Achievement

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    affected the methods that I use to complete these tasks. People use their strengths in everyday life as well as in crucial, life changing situations. Important self-building achievement is one factor that makes people who they are. Another is the way that people apply there strengths to different situations. The greatest achievement in my life would have to be my success in the sport of football. I started playing the game at the age of eight. It stuck with me throughout my life until now. During

  • Pleasure - The Driving Force in all Human Achievement

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    Pleasure - The Driving Force in all Human Achievement Every choice we make as humans, whether conscious or not, is made with our own pleasure in mind. When we choose to buy a pack of chocolate, go to church, or even go to work, we do it with the goal of maximizing our own pleasure. The choices we make are those that we feel will give us the greatest pleasure. We spend our entire lives trying to maximize pleasure and minimize pain; this is the essence of man. Aristippus was one of the first

  • Ferdinand Prosche: Life And Achievements Of A Pioneer

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    Ferdinand Prosche: Life And Achievements of A Pioneer German engineer Ferdinand Porsche is certainly one of the most important figures - if not the most imporant and influent-in the history of automobile making. This outstanding Teuton was born on September 3rd, 1875 in Mafferdorf, Germany. One of the most remarkable accomplishments of his carrer was that his work was not limited to one factory, but instead he worked in many of the most renowned car-making factories of the time. His life as an

  • Narrative Essay On John Doe

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    A faint twinge of excitement floated through my body that night. A hint of anticipation of the coming day could not be suppressed; yet to be overcome with anxiety would not do at all. I arduously forced those pernicious thoughts from seeping in and overcoming my body and mind. I still wonder that I slept at all that night. But I did. I slept soundly and comfortably as those nervous deliberations crept into my defenseless, unsuspecting mind, pilfering my calm composure. When I awoke refreshed, I

  • Independence, Egoism, and Achievement in The Fountainhead

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    Egoism, and Achievement in The Fountainhead Ayn Rand said that the theme of The Fountainhead is "individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man's soul." I want to comment on three specific aspects of this theme, as it is embodied in Roark's character and his interactions with the other figures in the novel. Roark is a man of independence, he is an egoist, and he is a creator, a paragon of productive achievement. These three concepts—independence, egoism, and achievement—are the key