This book challenges the practice of exclusion by uncovering its roots in 19th century social and educational policy targeting poor children.
Author: F. Ashurst
This book challenges the practice of exclusion by uncovering its roots in 19th century social and educational policy targeting poor children. Revealing a hidden history of exclusion, this analysis exposes the connections between the state, the education system and social policy, and opens a space for radical alternatives.
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.
Author: William G. Tierney
Publisher: JHU Press
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.
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.
Author: Paul C. Gorski
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
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.
This volume, Education, Poverty, and Inequality, explores economic hardship in the aftermath of World War II, the challenges facing newly independent nations in terms of poverty, inequality, and development, and how the major powers in the ...
Author: John Perritano
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
This volume, Education, Poverty, and Inequality, explores economic hardship in the aftermath of World War II, the challenges facing newly independent nations in terms of poverty, inequality, and development, and how the major powers in the Cold War approached social welfare policy. It also examines how the nations of the developing world have grown in strength even as they have struggled with nagging development issues. The United Nations, including its Millennium Development Goals, also takes center stage, as does the effect of globalization on people's livelihoods and economic prospects. Each title in this series contains a series introduction, color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a timeline of events. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars, highlighted graphically, contain content rich material that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And Educational Videos are offered at the end of some chapters through the use of a QR code, that when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, speech etc. URLs are also provided, along with enough other information on the source, to allow students without a QR reader to find the videos. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.
This collection of articles from Educational Leadership brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for ...
Author: Marge Scherer
This collection of articles from Educational Leadership brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day. The authors examine the existence and persistence of economic inequality, demythologize poverty as a culture, explore interventions large and small, and discuss practical ways to engage, support, and challenge students living in poverty. With candor and compassion, they inspire us to think creatively about ways to help these young people see and achieve their full potential.
The book offers (1) a better and more holistic understanding of ways to measure education inequalities; and (2) strategies for facing the challenge of inequality in education in the processes of policy formation, planning and implementation ...
Author: Donald B. Holsinger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Inequality in Education: Comparative and International Perspectives is a compilation of conceptual chapters and national case studies that includes a series of methods for measuring education inequalities. The book provides up-to-date scholarly research on global trends in the distribution of formal schooling in national populations. It also offers a strategic comparative and international education policy statement on recent shifts in education inequality, and new approaches to explore, develop and improve comparative education and policy research globally. Contributing authors examine how education as a process interacts with government finance policy to form patterns of access to education services. In addition to case perspectives from 18 countries across six geographic regions, the volume includes six conceptual chapters on topics that influence education inequality, such as gender, disability, language and economics, and a summary chapter that presents new evidence on the pernicious consequences of inequality in the distribution of education. The book offers (1) a better and more holistic understanding of ways to measure education inequalities; and (2) strategies for facing the challenge of inequality in education in the processes of policy formation, planning and implementation at the local, regional, national and global levels.
61 , which tells us that children of poor families are getting only 39 percent of their
potential schooling . In every country , there is a difference between the deficit in
poor and rich families , confirming the expectation that , through high school ...
Author: Samuel A. Morley
"Analyzes impact of economic events of the 1980s (e.g., debt crisis, readjustment policies) on poverty and inequality. Case studies provided for Argentina and Venezuela, which suffered greatly; and for Colombia and Costa Rica, which were able to decreasep
This is a «must read», controversial book that offers educators and policy-makers a fundamental understanding of how the achievement gap can be eliminated at the population level.
Author: Pedro R Portes, Ph.D.
Publisher: Peter Lang
This long-awaited, solution-oriented book helps readers understand how inequality is organized in our public educational system. A four-component developmental model provides a policy-oriented framework that takes into account how children are socialized in and out of schools. Given an educational system that produces unequal opportunities for student learning, closing the gap requires thinking out of a box and the current conglomeration of social and economic policies. A multi-level strategy that aims for all to be educated at grade-level through a coordinated national strategy is presented to eliminate educational inequality. This is a «must read», controversial book that offers educators and policy-makers a fundamental understanding of how the achievement gap can be eliminated at the population level.
Biddle gives an insightful progress report on today's educational system.
Author: Bruce Biddle
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.
For academics and students engaged in education and social justice, this is a vital exploration of poverty’s profound effects on inequalities in educational attainment and the opportunities to improve school responses.
Author: Thompson, Ian
Publisher: Policy Press
Nuanced interconnections of poverty and educational attainment around the UK are surveyed in this unique analysis. Across the four jurisdictions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, experts consider the impact of curriculum reforms and devolved policy making on the lives of children and young people in poverty. They investigate differences in educational ideologies and structures, and question whether they help or hinder schools seeking to support disadvantaged and marginalised groups. For academics and students engaged in education and social justice, this is a vital exploration of poverty’s profound effects on inequalities in educational attainment and the opportunities to improve school responses.
This has been a good foundation for securing future growth and removing a
serious element of social inequality and vulnerability of the population . However
there remain stark inequalities in terms of the education levels above primary and
Author: Matthew Hammill
Publisher: United Nations Educational
The study measures and analyses the household income growth performance of six countries in Central America between 1990 and 2004. Using national household surveys over the period, new empirical and methodological tools were employed to measure the growth in the incomes of the poor and provide an indication of some of pertinent factors in the trends occurred in the region. The results show that growth effects have been poverty reducing but redistribution effects have in many cases been poverty increasing. Further analyses showed that the inhibiting characteristics of the redistribution trends in Central America were due to a variety of structural inequalities in the social development of the countries of the region.
The lack of education and poverty are closely correlated , but a majority among
the poor in the Region have completed secondary education . Although there is
no information on functional literacy and poverty , data on number of years of ...
Author: Asad Alam
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have witnessed a significant decrease in poverty since the Russian financial crisis of 1998-99. Almost 40 million people moved out of poverty from 1998-2003. Three key factors contributed to poverty reduction: growth in wages, growth in employment, and more adequate social transfers. But poverty and vulnerability persist: more than 60 million people live on less than $2 a day. In their recommendations, the report's authors urge countries to continue with enterprise sector reforms, boost rural growth, promote opportunities in lagging regions, increase access to good quality basic services, and produce better social safety nets especially for the working poor and children.
Consequently , the lack of education becomes both a symptom as well as a
significant factor contributing towards poverty . Education is thus a major vehicle
for the achievement of the objectives of the New Economic Policy ( MTR , p . 189
Author: Sudhir Anand
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This report gives a perspective on Malaysia, by tracing the development and importance of ethnic pluralism in the country. This pluralism has led the government to show special concern for racial income, distribution and, more generally, for racial economic disparities. The income distribution data used in this study were collected through the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) of 1970. A comparison shows that the PES is the best source of income data to date on household and individual incomes in Malaysia. The broad features of the PES household income distribution show overall inequality in Malaysia to be fairly high. The individual income distributions show large inequalities within the racial groups. These suggest that racial income disparities may be only part of a much wider problem of income inequality in the country. A profile of poverty in Malaysia is constructed, which identifies the poor in terms of socioeconomic variables such as race, location, employment status, occupation, and education. Such information is useful not only in understanding better the correlates and circumstances of poverty, but also in identifying areas of government intervention for the redress of poverty. The reports concludes if there are no data on the distribution of physical wealth among individuals in Malaysia, the breakdown of the personal income distribution by employment status does shed some light on the distribution of capital assets.
This volume examines inequality and poverty over time, the intergenerational transfer of poverty, inequality over time, and measurement issues. The chapters discuss inequality and poverty in developed countries.
Author: John Creedy
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Consists of papers related to the theme of the dynamics of inequality and poverty. This book concerns with inequality and poverty over extended time periods. It deals with the concept of vulnerability in the context of income mobility of the poor.
Education: opportunities lost The relationship between social background and
children's educational attainment has been shown in many studies.While income
is directly associated with children's cognitive development, mothers' educational
Author: Ridge, Tess
Publisher: Policy Press
This major textbook provides students with a critical understanding of poverty and social exclusion in relation to wealth, rather than as separate from it.