what barriers&inequalities exist that may hinder opportunities for students2achieve their full potential in schools?Need help on my conclusion plzIn this essay I will be exploring some of the...

what barriers&inequalities exist that may hinder opportunities for students2achieve their full potential in schools?Need help on my conclusion plz

In this essay I will be exploring some of the various aspects that effect a pupil’s education. From the obstacles pupils maybe faced with during their school years that may hinder how they well they achieve their ultimate goal and succeed later on in life. There are numerous barriers and inequalities that can hold some children back.Although many teachers work hard to ensure against favouritism, this is not always possible, partly because of the stigma attached to social class. Some teachers may give exclusive opportunities to certain groups. Teachers may also wrongly anticipate the knowledge or potential of specific classes of children. For example, children from high-class families are sometimes viewed as being more intelligent than those from lower social classes. Recent statistics from different sources show that higher numbers of children from wealthier backgrounds achieve higher, academically compared to children from much poorer backgrounds, for example private school verses state schools. In the table below lists the percentages of pupils in the northwest gaining five or more grade A*- C at GCSE, there is one example from a private school and two from state schools.

*i've also mentioned homelife,parents attitudes and involvement and povety.

I just need help on writing a conclusion, I have been working on this all week please help x

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Your conclusion might serve as a call to change.  If the data and analysis meshes out, it might argue that there are barriers and social inequities that can impact a child's ability to receive an education that will allow them to be competitive.  Your conclusion might operate in the manner of calling out the need to change this situation. Perhaps, the conclusion might even specify some elements that could be adopted to prevent some of the situations that your data identifies.  For example, ensuring that students are not the victims of class based judgments from teachers and administrators could be something ensured through continual staff development and teacher mentoring from administrators.  If I could offer one more element, it would be to make sure that the paper does not link class and academic success in too strong of a manner.  This causality can be easily appropriated by others to suggest that wealthy kids always do well and less economically advantaged kids do poorly.  This might be what some data suggests, but your conclusion might argue that this is not always so and it's an obligation to all in education to make sure that this is not always so.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Of course, it is very difficult to know how to conclude a paper when we cannot see all the information you are including or the conclusions you have drawn from your data.

However, if I were writing this conclusion, I would say something like this:

All students, but particularly those from poorer backgrounds, face a number of challenges in achieving their full potential in schools.  In the case of poorer children, they may well have a homelife  or family situation that is not conducive to doing well in school.  In addition, they may face some amount of unconscious prejudice on the part of teachers.  Because of these factors, lower class students will often find it more difficult to succeed in school.

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