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A Sociological Perspective on How Ethnic Minority Students Are Excelling at School

A Sociological Perspective on How Ethnic Minority Students Are Excelling at School

According to sociologists, the home culture of ethnic groups is the main element that encourages ethnic students to work hard; it is also the same element that contributes to the successful achievement of most ethnic students. So, let’s learn more about how ethnic minority students are academically outperforming whites at school. Ethnic Culture and Parenting In general, a great majority of ethnic parents have higher levels of parental control and expectation of their children. As per a study by Strand…

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A Sociological Perspective on Gender and Educational Achievement (Part 1)

A Sociological Perspective on Gender and Educational Achievement (Part 1)

Education is an interesting yet complex area that can be seen through different social lenses. Today, I’ll expose you to a sociological perspective on how education encountered a drastic change following some measures implemented in the society. What Was the Trend Long Ago? There’s no accurate record, but if you take the work of Gerda Lerner, an Austrian-American historian, one can say gender inequality was already entrenched in the society during the 2nd century BC. Or, as I always say,…

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