Socio Economic StatusIn a growing society, wherepeople surround themselves with various and diverse people, there are twoaspects we take in account: biological and sociological. Although our existenceis ultimately based on food and reproducing to further our existence in theworld, the primary way for our existence to be maintained is through education.It is education that enhances our ability to become intellectual and constructsurvival skills, so that we can maintain our existence. The two aspects that webase everything on intertwine so heavily, that we can’t distinguish one fromanother without knowing what makes the individual different from us.
Thisallows us to come to a conclusion that socioeconomic status is a vital factor thatimpacts student learning outcome.Socioeconomicstatus incorporates not only income, but it also accounts for educationalstatus, financial stability, and their idealism on social views. Socioeconomicstatus can also include the type of life an individual has had, as well asoccasions that have been presented to establish themselves within a society.Based on this, we are able to construct an understanding of one’s socialstandings in the world based on those characteristics.
Although, this enablesto individuals to presumptuously judge others based on their status currentlywithout knowing how they came to be. In other words, an individual’ssocioeconomic status can be specified and identified based on materialisticbelongings, money, power, who they know, what they do, and educational background.It is those types of individuals that usually succeed in this type of world,which doesn’t allow to less fortunate, low socioeconomic status individuals toexplore their potential. When we look atstudents, do we think that their home address, family wealth, or their parent’seducational background inhibits their potential to learn? Based on currentresearch, we can conclude that students from low socioeconomic status’ displaypoor academics because of the environment in which they live in. The low-qualityof living, sustainability in the household, unavailable resources and providingtheir own income doesn’t allow the individual to further pursue education.Students, who have to muster their own source of living to feed and provideclothing for them, will indefinitely struggle academically. Another factor thatcorrelates with socioeconomic status is the socio-culture that defines thestudents.
Thesocio-culture of a student can affect the students learning outcome based onthe language that’s spoken primarily, values and beliefs that inhibits thestudent from learning. Parents that weren’t fortunate enough to learn theuniversal language, can impact the child’s ability to learn at their school.For example, we predominately live in a Hispanic area, but not every individualknows Spanish or English. How can we hold a student responsible for theiracademics when they only know Spanish, and the teachers only know English? Thisscenario plays according to the socioeconomic status of the family, the qualityof the school, but also the socio-culture that defines the student.When we lookinto the socioeconomic status (SES), there are numerous factors that we canaccount for when we are basing it on schools multiculturalism. Throughout thispaper, socioeconomic status is being based on three different components.
Thefirst component demonstrates how the economy affects the quality of a school.The second component showcases the impact Physical Education providesregardless of the socioeconomic status. The final component indicates theachievement gap that is shown based on the students’ socioeconomic status. Withthese various points, we will be able to determine why socioeconomic status hassuch a huge impact on students in a multicultural society.