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Ced529 Group C Revision1

  1. 1. Socio-Economic Diversity Tony Makoski Laurie Machado Danita Russell Michele Watson Maxwell
  2. 2. Negative Effects of Poverty <ul><li>Effects Children’s Education </li></ul>
  3. 3. Solutions to Raising Academic Achievement for Poor Children. <ul><li>Small Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent Studies conducted by Craig Howley of Ohio University and Robert Bickel of Marsall University indicate that small schools can reduce the negative effects of poverty, reduce violence, and increase parental involvement. (Dunne, 2000) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safe and Trusting Classroom Environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the living environment of many poor children is high stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear and threat can cause the brain to downshift, which causes behaviors such as vigilance and resistance or defiance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students under these conditions can only learn in concrete ways, not abstract ways. (Pellino ) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Solutions to Raising Academic Achievement for Poor Children <ul><li>Cooperative Learning and Shared Decision Making </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both of these build a sense of community and foster both student-teacher, and student-student relationships (Pellino) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teach students how to handle strong emotions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help students to deal with emotions such as anger, fear, hurt and tension in their daily life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If students have the skills to cope with these emotions they will be free to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Pellino) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What can Teachers Do? <ul><li>Participate in education and training that increases knowledge of early literacy and math skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in education and training that focuses on how young people grow and learn </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in training that focuses on the cultural traditions and practices and language diversity of the growing number of immigrant and limited English proficient children. </li></ul><ul><li>(Klein, 2007) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Potential Resources <ul><li>National Center for Children in Poverty offers Downloadable Fact Sheets (PDFs) </li></ul><ul><li>Facts About Trauma for Policymakers </li></ul><ul><li>Children's Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet, July 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>National Early Childhood Policy Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet, June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Struggling Despite Hard Work </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois and Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet, April 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring Income and Poverty in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet, April 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Who are America’s Poor Children? </li></ul><ul><li>The Official Story </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet, December 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Struggling Despite Hard Work </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan and Detroit </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet, November 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Making “Work Supports“ Work Using NCCP’s </li></ul><ul><li>Family Resource Simulator to Improve Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheet, November 2006 </li></ul>Children’s Mental Health Facts for Policymakers Fact Sheet, November 2006 Parents’ Low Education Leads to Low Income, Despite Full-Time Employment Fact Sheet, October 2006 Basic Facts About Low-Income Children Birth to Age 6 Fact Sheet, September 200 The Racial Gap in Parental Education Fact Sheet, May 2006 On the Edge in the Empire State New York’s Low-Income Children Fact Sheet, May 2006 Family Economic (In)Security A View from the States Fact Sheet, November 2005 Children in Urban Areas are Increasingly Low Income Fact Sheet, November 2005
  7. 7. Web Resources <ul><li>http://www.justneighbors.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>This website main purpose is to raise awareness about the main causes of poverty and homelessness. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachereducation/ </li></ul><ul><li>This website examines the impact of poverty on education and academic achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nccp.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>This is a public policy website dedicated to promoting the education, economic security, and health and well being of low income children. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.irp.wisc.edu/research/education.htm </li></ul><ul><li>This is a website for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and education. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>Dunne, Diane Weaver (2000). &quot;Are Smaller Schools Better Schools?&quot;. Retrieved July 29, 2007, from Education-World Web site: http://www.education-world.com/a_issues/issues108.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Pellino, Karen &quot;The effects of poverty on teaching and learning. Retrieved July 29, 2007, from Teach-Nology Web site: http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/poverty/ </li></ul><ul><li>Klein, Lisa G. and Jane Knitzer (2007, January). Promoting effective learning, What every policymaker should know. . Retrieved July 29, 2007, from Nccp.org Web site: http://www.nccp.org/publications/pub_695.html </li></ul>
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