Discrimination In Education

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Every child has a different experience of childhood depending on the social location the child is being brought up in. Those including women and girls and those of different race or abilities are looked at as “disadvantaged.” According to Dictionary.com, those who are disadvantged are those who are “lacking the normal or usual necessities and comforts of life, as proper housing, educational opportunities, job security, adequate medical care etc.” Different places across North America look at gender, race, sexuality and disability differently and treat those who do not fit into their expectations negatively and discriminate against them. Discrimination is someone is treated unfairly because of his or her association with a group. Discrimination …show more content…
Many schools separate children with disabilities from those who don’t and put them into their own classrooms. Contradictory to thoughts on this method, this can in actuality have negative and detrimental affects on the children with disabilities. Mainly, the separation can create restriction for those with disabilities. This can create educational challenges since “they must be exposed to the least restrictive environment possible. Negative attitudes create barriers that are difficult for students with disabilities to overcome and limit one’s ability to achieve success and independence (Williamson, Cecelia, Page 7).” As well, the separation can lead to more discrimination and bullying towards those who have disabilities since they are separated and put into their own classroom. “The emotional health of students with disabilities has a strong impact on their academic performance and their future success. When students are bullied or ignored in the classroom, it affects their school work (Williamson, Cecelia, Page 7).” This is because “students with disabilities participate less than typically developing peers in school and in the community because of the negative attitudes barricading them from participating fully in life (Williamson, Cecelia, Page 7).” When the children are not separated, the “obstacles are removed and barriers are broken, students with disabilities have to best chance for educational success (Williamson, Cecelia, Page 8).” Abusing Troubled Children, which is a primary source, states that in 1979, it was common to dump children who were “wild” in mental

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