Understanding poverty in the classroom : changing perceptions for student success
- Templeton, Beth Lindsay, 1948-
- Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2011.
- Physical description
- xi, 137 p. ; 23 cm.
LB1062.6 .T46 2011
- Unknown LB1062.6 .T46 2011
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-135).
- Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Understanding Poverty Chapter One: Defining the Well-Being of a Child Chapter Two: Poverty in Our Midst Chapter Three: Seeing With Other Eyes Chapter Four: Becoming Aware of Assumptions Chapter Five: Deepening Our Understanding Part Two: Helping Students Who Live in Poverty Chapter Six: Grasping the Effects of Poverty on Teaching and Learning Chapter Seven: Facing More Challenges Chapter Eight: And Then There Are the Parents Part Three: Success Is Possible Chapter Nine: Learning From Other Successes Chapter Ten: Conclusion Sources About the Author Appendix One: Setting Up A Poverty Tour Appendix Two: Progress Report.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- People who live in poverty consider life in different ways than those who have adequate basic resources. Many educators tend to see the world through their middle-class worldview. Because of this, they do not understand these significant and often rational differences. They may misinterpret behavior they see and ascribe negative connotations to how their students are reacting. Their assumptions can affect the quality of both the teaching and the learning that happens. Most teachers have real passion for educating their students but their experiences limit how they relate to the challenges some of their students face daily. Understanding Poverty in the Classroom: * Identifies perceptual differences * Teaches strategies to address the special needs of children from poverty * Encourages teachers to learn about the neighborhoods where their students live and what to look for in those areas * Confronts myths about poverty and reinforces learning with specific illustrations This resource is interactive with exercises that increase the reader's learning and provides specific tools to improve the educational process for teachers, students, and parents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Beth Lindsay Templeton.