Barriers to Achievement

Barriers to Achievement

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  • Created on: 21-06-12 13:24

  • Several significant sections of society are denied equality of opportunity
  • They faced powerful barriers created by stereotypes and prejudice firmly established in our culture
  • Parents, teachers and employers were influenced by the ideas and beliefs which linked aptitude with gender, ethnicity, age and physical capacity
  • Girls, children of some ethnic minorities and the physically disabled grew up with limited expectations of themselves
  • Barriers can be created by deliberate favouritism on the part of those able to influence the achievements of others
  • This favouritism may result in sexism, racism and ageism
  • It may result from more complicated attitudes and beliefs about what roles are appropriate for women, people in ethnic minorities or old people
  • Unsympathetically designed buildings and lack of facilities make it difficult, if not impossible for people with disabilities to develop their potential through education and at work
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