Yutaka Suzuki
Dec 13 · Last update 2 mo. ago.

How can educational inequality be resolved?

Nowadays, educational inequality has become a big issue all over the world. If our society faces educational inequality, that means we fail to offer the standard education level for all children. In this situation, some children cannot have the chance to learn and grow. Such children may be unable to get a job or improve their position in life. Considering that all children deserve an opportunity to develop their skills and achieve an education, it is very important to resolve educational inequality. How can we deal with this issue?
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Reduce the influence of family background.
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Reduce the influence of family background.

All children have different family backgrounds. A child’s family background may be influenced by many factors including household income, parental occupation, migration background. Family background plays an important role in deciding the level of education children will receive In some countries demonstrating that certain kind of government policy works well to make the impact of family backgrounds smaller. For instance, the government set a policy to improve the level of compulsory education. Or the government could promote NPOs, which offer free education program, by financial help. In addition, introducing special caring for children with mitigation background by classroom teacher is also helpful. Like these measurements, when we try to resolve educational inequality, it is essential to reduce the influence that family background has on a child’s education.

There are three main reasons to explain why family background is key to minimising educational inequality. Firstly, children who were born into poor families cannot get the same opportunity to study, learn, develop their skills because quality education for children requires money. Thus, educational performance among children will vary greatly depending on a family’s household income. Secondly, parental occupation affects the child’s educational journey. According to a recent study, children of parents with high status jobs achieve better reading scores. This study somehow indicates that parental occupation influences the child’s educational development. Finally, children who have migrated from another country are also not in the same situation as other children in many ways. For example, if the language in the classroom is different from the child’s mother tongue, it causes many problems in learning new subjects. For these reasons, It is important to reduce the influence of a child’s family background to resolve educational inequalities.

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Yutaka Suzuki
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