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Educational attainment - Article Example
The development of technology and science worldwide has led to the differentiation of culture and ethics internationally in order to meet the new social 'standards'. On the other hand, despite the fact that the patterns of society regarding the value of individuals in accordance with their educational, racial or financial background have changed - they are considered to have been improved - there are still many cases that people are treated with different criteria because of their race, gender or social status…
Current paper focuses on the effects of identity - as related with race, gender and social class - on the educational attainment; there is limitation in terms of geographic region or age of people involved - learners of all ages can suffer discrimination because of their race, gender and social class; this discrimination can affect their attainment in school or other educational institute; the specific problem can occur in both the developing and the developed countries as the findings of the studies developed below prove.
Identity can refer not only to the personal data, i.e. name and address; it is more related with the person's social and educational background. It can also refer to other issues, like gender, race and financial status. In education, specific parts of identity, especially social class, race and gender are likely to influence educational attainment under the terms explained below.
Theorists and researchers around the world have tried to identify the potential effects of soc ...