The Potential Causes Of Achievement Gap Essay

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Abstract: Students all around the world struggle in school on a daily basis, a multitude are struggling so much it is causing them to have an achievement gap between the grade level they should be learning at, and the grade they are actually learning at. It is hard for everyone involved when this happens, but even more so for students, this is when many students have an increase of behavior problems. They would rather act out and get in trouble than be made fun of for being “stupid”. In this paper I will discuss the potential causes of this achievement gap, behaviors related to it, and also how teachers and mainly social workers are helping these students who are often just tossed aside and labeled as the “bad kids”. Page 3 BEHAVIOR RELATED TO ACHIEVEMENT GAPS As stated by the International Federation of Social Workers, social work can be defined as a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Many people don’t even know what social workers are or that they even exist at all. Social workers can be found in a multitude of settings, but a big place where they are common is in schools. School social workers can help students who may struggle with social change situations, development issues, and more. However, one of the biggest things that school social workers help students with is behavior issues related to

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