A Framework for Understanding Poverty
Describes the educational effects of poverty, the differences between situational and generational poverty, the conflicts between the middle-class assumptions under which most schools operate and the hidden rules which children of poverty bring with them to school.
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A concise and helpful introduction to the variation in resources (economic, emotional, physical, mental, etc.), values (what is considered ultimately important), and hidden rules of generational poverty, middle-class, and wealthy. Read full review
This is probably the book that I recommend more than any other. It was a revelation when I read it many years ago and it still astonishes me. Poverty, middle class, and wealth are discussed everywhere, but Dr Payne makes these situations real. I have not found any other publication so clear, so insightful, so fascinating, as this one. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the problems of poverty and wealth.