The Roles of Diverse Schools in America

In every country, there are people belonging to different backgrounds such as Hispanic, Spanish, English, Black and so forth. Educating children, belonging to different cultural backgrounds, is crucial and special efforts need to be carried out in order to educate them as their future and career are at stake.A country having many states, and is populated by people from different backgrounds, cannot overlook this aspect while educating children. Managing diversity requires serious and sincere efforts on part of schools. Children cannot feel motivated and encouraged until and unless they have a sense of worth in them. When they feel that they are considered important, even if they belong to minority groups, only then they strive hard towards achieving their targets. Thus, this thing takes us to the point that one of the roles of schools in America is to manage diversity. There are a few underlying concepts that need to be addressed while talking about the roles of diverse schools in America. At the start of the 20th century, there occurred a gender gap in the attainment of education, with women striving more towards acquiring higher education than men in the US (Lopez, 2002). However, race and gender differences are not biological, rather they arise because of differences in perceptions, experiences, and response of a particular minority group towards another. Statistics have shown that by 2007, this gender gap in attaining education reached a level of 2.3 million with 9.6 million women and only 6.3 million men that were enrolled in college. However, incorporating the racial aspect it was observed that this trend of acquiring higher education was more common in white women than their male counterparts.