Education

Social Class, Poverty and Education

Author: Bruce Biddle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 543

Equal access to education is an important American ideal, yet for many years it has been unavailable to a large number of Americans living in impoverished communities. Biddle gives an insightful progress report on today's educational system.
Education

The Poverty and Education Reader

Author: Paul C. Gorski

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 390

The contributors to this book—teachers, students, parents, educational activists, and scholars—take on the prevalent deficit views of students and families in poverty. Rather than focusing on how to fix poor and working class youth, the contributors challenge us to acknowledge the ways these youth and their families are disenfranchised by educational policies and practices that deny them the opportunities enjoyed by their wealthier peers. Using a combination of brief, accessible essays, memoir, and poetry, the contributors to The Poverty and Education Reader bring to the fore the schooling experiences of poor and working class students, highlighting the tremendous resiliency, creativity, and educational aspirations of low-income families. It showcases proven strategies that imaginative teachers and schools have adopted for closing the opportunity gap. They do this by working in partnership with low-income families despite growing class sizes, the imposition of rote pedagogical models and teach-to-the-test mandates. This book addresses policy issues including, among many others, school funding, the problematic Teach for America Program, and other initiatives ostensibly meant to “help” low-income students. It also addresses the false promise of charter schools. Included are policies and practices that are known to work.
Education

Cutting Class

Author: Joe L. Kincheloe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 630

In these vivid, thought-provoking essays, leading scholars draw from their own life experiences to explore the ways in which socio-economic class has shaped their lives and educational practices. Some experienced the sting of poverty as students, while others tell stories of a privileged upbringing and moments of epiphany when they recognized the far-reaching effects of class privilege. Many in this volume tell stories of their successful (and not-so-successful) teaching experiences with students from various social classes, providing valuable insights for teachers and other education professionals.
Children with social disabilities

The Working Class

Author: Ian Gilbert

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press

ISBN:

Category: Children with social disabilities

Page: 544

View: 410

Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert's increasing frustration with educational policies that favour 'no excuses' and 'compliance', and that ignore the broader issues of poverty and inequality, is shared by many others across the sphere of education - and this widespread disaffection has led to the assembly of a diverse cast of teachers, school leaders, academics and poets who unite in this book to challenge the status quo. Their thought-provoking commentary, ideas and impassioned anecdotal insights are presented in the form of essays, think pieces and poems that draw together a wealth of research on the issue and probe and discredit the current view on what is best for children from poorer socio-economic backgrounds. Exploring themes such as inclusion, aspiration, pedagogy and opportunity, the contributions collectively lift the veil of feigned 'equality of opportunity for all' to reveal the bigger picture of poverty and to articulate the hidden truth that there is always another way.This book is not about giving you all the answers, however. The contributors are not telling teachers or schools leaders how to run their schools, their classroom or their relationships - the field is too massive, too complex, too open to debate and to discussion to propose 'off-the-shelf' solutions. Furthermore, the research referred to in this book is not presented in order to tell educators what to think, but rather to inform their own thinking and to challenge some of the dominant narratives about educating the 'feckless poor'. This book is about helping educators to ask the right questions, and its starting question is quite simple: how can we approach the education of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in a way that actually makes a difference for all concerned?
Education

Rethinking Education and Poverty

Author: William G. Tierney

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 888

In Rethinking Education and Poverty, William G. Tierney brings together scholars from around the world to examine the complex relationship between poverty and education in the twenty-first century. International in scope, this book assembles the best contemporary thinking about how education can mediate class and improve the lives of marginalized individuals. In remarkably nuanced ways, this volume examines education's role as both a possible factor in perpetuating—and a tool for alleviating—entrenched poverty. Education has long been seen as a way out of poverty. Some critics, however, argue that educational systems mask inequality and perpetuate cycles of poverty and wealth; others believe that the innate resilience or intellectual ability of impoverished students is what allows those individuals to succeed. Rethinking Education and Poverty grapples in turn with the ramifications of each possibility. Throughout these compelling, far-reaching, and provocative essays, the contributors seek to better understand how local efforts to reduce poverty through education interact—or fail to interact—with international assessment efforts. They take a broad historical view, examining social, economic, and educational polices from the postWorld War II period to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Although there is no simple solution to inequality, this book makes clear that education offers numerous exciting possibilities for progress.
Education

Social Class, Gender and Exclusion from School

Author: Jean Kane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 933

Rising exclusion rates indicate the continuing marginalisation of many young people in education in the UK. Working-class boys, children living in poverty, and children with additional/special educational needs are among those experiencing a disproportionate rate of exclusion. This book traces the processes of exclusion and alienation from school and relates this to a changing social and economic context. Jean Kane argues that policy on schooling, including curricular reform, needs to be re-connected to the broad political pursuit of social justice, and presents compelling case studies of excluded pupils, showing the multi-faceted identities of pupils, with a particular focus on masculine and feminine identities. This invaluable contribution to the literature offers an alternative analysis where the social identities of pupils are shown to be tied up with their exclusion from school. Themes investigated include: the meanings of school exclusions social class, gender and schooling social identities of excluded pupils negotiating identities in school: moving towards exclusion exclusions and young people’s lives improving participation in schooling. Providing fascinating reading for teachers, social workers, researchers and policy-makers this book considers how educational disadvantage might be addressed through recognition of the gender and class identities of pupils.
Education

Girls, Social Class, and Literacy

Author: Stephanie Jones

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 745

Presents a comprehensive study guide to help teachers deal with impact of poverty on elementary education, and draws upon the findings of her five-year study of eight girls from poorer backgrounds.
Education

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Understanding and Developing Positive Behaviour in Schools

Author: Patrick Garton

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 717

Behaviour is the number one concern for most early career teachers so this accessible book provides a range of research informed and road-tested strategies to support the development of positive classroom systems and structures. It offers key psychological insights into the factors that lie behind different behaviours, helping you understand and manage your own behaviours as well as those of the children and young people you teach. Chapters cover understanding individuals, the classroom environment and the wider school context, as well as working with parents and carers. Ultimately the book enables you to successfully work with groups of children and young people so that they can learn effectively and make progress. The Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers series provides accessible, carefully researched, quick reads for early career teachers, covering the key topics you will encounter during your training year and first two years of teaching. They complement and are fully in line with the new Early Career Framework and are intended to assist ongoing professional development by bringing together current information and thinking on each area in one convenient place.

Understanding Social Problems

Author: David Knox

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 560

View: 891

Every chapter defines the nature of the social problem in a global context as well as U.S. The text explores each of the three major theoretical explanations (in a balanced manner), describes the consequences of the problem, and provides alternatives solutions and policies. In the midst of this macro analysis the authors use pedagogy to bring the micro application alive, e.g. The Human Side and Self and Society so that the students can apply and understand the social problem.
Social Science

Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda A. Mooney

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 577

View: 626

Every chapter defines the nature of the social problem in a global context as well as U.S. The text explores each of the three major theoretical explanations (in a balanced manner), describes the consequences of the problem, and provides alternatives solutions and policies. In the midst of this macro analysis the authors use pedagogy to bring the micro application alive, e.g. The Human Side and Self and Society so that the students can apply and understand the social problem.
Economic assistance, Domestic

Poverty & Social Policy

Author: Commission of the European Communities

Publisher: Dublin : Institute of Public Administration

ISBN:

Category: Economic assistance, Domestic

Page: 156

View: 539

Ireland

Poverty and Policy in Ireland

Author: Brian Nolan

Publisher: Gill

ISBN:

Category: Ireland

Page: 357

View: 637

Research carried out into the extent and nature of poverty in Ireland has contributed to the poverty debate across a wide range of areas. The objectives of this book are to bring together what has been learnt in the course of this research about the extent, nature and causes of poverty and about framing policies to combat it.
Education

Learning and Teaching

Author: Donald P. Kauchak

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 461

View: 287

Research has highlighted the central role that teachers play in determining the quality of learning in classrooms. Teachers exert a powerful influence on both student achievement and motivation, and these influences are more convincingly documented in the research literature that they were a decade ago. Knowledge of the research will make teachers more effective professionals inside and outside the classroom. Expert authors have over 40 years of combined experience teaching and researching. The goal of this book is to translate the results of research into methods that teachers at any level could use to increase their learning. It brings together two areas of educational literature: 1) research on how teaching influences learning and 2) teaching methodology that stresses desirable teaching procedures. This book is aimed at teachers of any level - elementary, junior high, middle school, and high school. It also is appropriate for school libraries and district personnel responsible for teacher, professional, or staff development.
Education

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

Author: Paul C. Gorski

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 257

View: 637

This influential book describes the knowledge and skills educators need to recognize and combat the bias and inequity that undermine educational engagement for students experiencing poverty. This edition features revisions based on new research and lessons from the author’s professional development work, including the dangers of “grit” and deficit perspectives. “A must-read for educators in schools of all kinds. This accessible, highly relevant book empowers teachers with tools they can use today. Read it, talk about it with your friends and colleagues, and use it as a guide for your next project in educational activism! Our students’ school experiences will surely be better for it.” —Rethinking Schools “Provides a good overview of the topic, delivers clear, well-researched information, and helps all educators expand their knowledge of poverty and social class.” —Choice “Gorski provides practical strategies for teachers, administrators, and school staff that will help immediately improve schools, particularly for the most marginalized students.” —Cheryl Robinson, cultural competency coordinator, Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia