Improving Schools in Economically Disadvantaged Areas

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To understand more about the projected plans, I will clarify main ideas 1. The correlation between economical disadvantage and school achievement 2. Research the economical, social and mental problems associated with economically disadvantaged schools 3. Research the characteristics of effective school systems

4. Data analysis and recommendation report

My report will be explained in the following discussion.

Task 1. The correlation between economical disadvantage and school achievement

Studies indicate that economical disadvantage has a negative effect on school achievement. Schools residing in economically disadvantaged areas are less likely to achieve satisfactory results due to unfavorable circumstances. Students in such schools face difficulty fulfilling their needs. The lack of educational resources and the unfulfilled economical needs of students makes schools success challenging. (((( Recent research has shown that teachers in schools facing challenging circumstances have to work much harder and be more committed than their peers in more favorable socioeconomic circumstances. 1 )))) These findings clearly indicate students’ success is highly dependent on the quality of education they receive. Improving schools in disadvantaged areas will help improve students’ academic success. Most of the information for my research is obtained from governmental websites.

Task 2. Research the economical, social and mental problems associated with economically disadvantaged schools

In task 2, I try to asses the long term problems that result in attending economically disadvantaged schools. Most people are not aware of the economical, social and mental outcome of such schools on students. This explanation will help address the issue more easily. Students who attend disadvantaged schools are less likely to economically succeed. This low educational achievement results in high levels of unemployment. Moreover, lower levels of education are strongly linked to lower incomes. The difference in earnings between college graduates and people who have completed their secondary education is greater than people with lower levels of education. Studies also indicate that the differences in employment rates between men and women are widest among low educated groups. This is a clear indication that a good quality education provides economical benefits. In terms of social advantages, people who received a good quality education are more likely to have higher life expectancy. Also, people with higher levels of education have higher satisfaction with life. ((((( Apart from raising income levels, a quality education has the potential to help individuals develop skills, improve social status and gain access to networks that could lead to enhanced social outcomes. 2 )))) Students who attend quality schools obtain the social advantages that come along with it. Recognizing these social advantages helps address the problem more easily. Schools in deprived areas are not only limited to socioeconomic problems. Students who attend such schools are more likely to face mental health issues. Low socioeconomic status is associated with mental stress, personality and mood disorders, higher rates of suicide and alcohol and substance misuse. (((( Schools in disadvantaged areas have to work much harder and be more committed than their peers in more favorable socioeconomic circumstances so as to tackle these issues. 1))))) Many research organizations have clearly studied the impact of low quality education on individuals and the society. I carefully reviewed the correlation between a low quality education and its economical, social and mental outcomes. Critically analyzing these outcomes is the best way to understand the issue.

Task 3. Research the characteristics of effective school systems

The purpose of Task 3 is to answer the question: “What are the key characteristics of effective schools?” It is a long process to...
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