Equality is the birth right of each and every individual of a country. Having equal educational rights, despite of race, colour, gender or religion, is what is scored under the Equity Act 2010 in the UK. However, in certain educational institutions, students are sometimes divided and discriminated on the basis of religion, race, or even in between students who are immigrants and those who are natives. There are certain unrequired outcomes of discrimination in education which will be discussed in this blog.
Lack of Confidence
The initial years of education are likely to be imprinted in the memory of a child. These initial educational years are responsible for the up-bringing of a child. When a child is discriminated at such early age, he or she suffers from lack of confidence and the ability to talk to other people resulting in development of a difference between race, colour, religion or nationality. Once a child faces lack of confidence, he or she would not consider taking interest in being social with fellow students or even making friends outside school. On a longer period, the child would also feel underrated and underestimated during his/her professional career.
School is such a place in which when a child enters, he or she is either frightened or delighted by seeing many other children around him/her. If a child is discriminated at school, both of the feelings mentioned would turn into disappointment and mental stress by being into the school. This disappointment, by the fact that the child is not taking interest in his education, would result in resisting and repelling from gaining knowledge and skills in school. At this moment, the child will only be suffering by going to school which, when he passes out of school, if he/she does pass, would result in dropping higher education and getting indulged in unfavourable activities. On the other hand, if a child is discriminated throughout his schooling, he would lose interest in gaining education because of discouragement and unappreciated behavior of fellow classmates or teachers. Hence, the student would also drop school in the middle of schooling and would generate a thought that he or she would be treated the same in other schools as well.
On a wider perspective, these differences are directly linked with terrorism within the state. When a student, e.g. a native British boy, is shown in school that people with dark complexion, say Indians, are of no value and that they should not stay in the UK, the British boy would develop a mindset that Indians are below them and that they should not share their time and be friends with Indians. While in the mindset of Indian students, they would develop a feeling of hatred for British educational system and British people which would result later in terrorism attacks on British people.
Out of numerous impacts, above are some of them which should be understood and taken care of by both the teachers in educational institutions and parents at home, of the children who are sent to school. It is well known that the basic teachings of a child is given by parents; if parents themselves are discriminating towards other people because of religion, race, colour, gender or even nationality, the child would do the same in school. Parents should also consider the language used in front of their children. Teachers, who come after parents in providing the primary education to students, must consider providing equal opportunity and equal attention to all of the students; failing to do so would result in discrimination and ruining the children’s life.
Strauss is an online blogger who longs to make a difference in ending discrimination in the world. Being a student also and have faced these discriminations, Help with Assignment Kingdom has been working with several academic NGOs to end the suffering of students who have been threatened because of race, religion, colour, nationality or gender.