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Poverty and Schooling in the U.S. : Contexts and Consequences - Sue Books

Poverty and Schooling in the U.S.

Contexts and Consequences

By: Sue Books

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Published: 1st May 2004
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Poverty is an educational issue because it affects children's physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Especially in current times, taken-for-granted ideas about poverty and poor children must be scrutinized and reconsidered. That is the goal of this book.
"Poverty and Schooling in the U.S.: Contexts and Consequences" is in part a plea for educators and future educators to undertake the intellectual and emotional work of learning more about the social causes, as well as the sometimes life-altering consequences of poverty. Although such efforts will not eradicate poverty, they can help form more insightful educators, administrators, policymakers, and researchers. The book is also an effort to bring to the table a larger conversation about the educational significance of the social and legal policy contexts of poverty and about typical school experiences of poor children.
"Poverty and Schooling in the U.S.: Contexts and Consequences: "
*describes what teachers need to know or to understand about the contexts and consequences of poverty;
*provides information and analysis of the social context of poverty;
*examines the experience of many children and families living in poverty;
*documents the demographics of poverty and offers a critique of the official U.S. poverty metric;
*reports on continuing and significant disparities in school funding;
*presents historical context through a broad-brush review of some of the landmark legal decisions in the struggle for educational opportunity;
*looks at some typical school experiences of poor children;
*considers the consequences of the federal No Child Left Behind Act; and
*offers suggestions about the kind of educational reform that could make a difference in the lives of poor children.
This book is fundamental for faculty, researchers, school practitioners, and students across the field of education. It is accessible to all readers. An extensive background in social theory, educational theory, or statistics is not required.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
What Teachers Need to Know About Povertyp. 5
Social Context of Povertyp. 14
Living in Povertyp. 34
Demographics of Povertyp. 51
"Savage Inequalities" in School Fundingp. 63
No Guarantees: The Struggle for Educational Opportunityp. 80
The Schooling of Poor Childrenp. 101
Educational Reformp. 114
How Poverty Could Matter Less in Schoolingp. 134
Suggestions for Further Reading and Researchp. 148
Referencesp. 150
Author Indexp. 165
Subject Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9780805838930
ISBN-10: 0805838937
Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1