A Framework for Understanding Poverty

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RFT Pub., 1998 - Political Science - 205 pages
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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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I think this should be a must-read for educators, and it looks like my school district has embraced all of the tips that have been suggested: the after-school homework period built into the day, the ... Read full review

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The frustration many teachers have with most struggling students is well explained in this book. The "achievement gap" is broken down into a fundamental disconnect between the value systems and world ... Read full review

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