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Framework adjusts teacher expectations.
Special Purchase: E-Book - A Framework For Understanding Poverty
Framework for Understanding Poverty: a Cognitive Approach by When viewed through an economic lens, poverty can be defined as an absence of resources. Since 1995, Framework's basic premise is that the middle-class understandings of those who work with children and adults in poverty are often ill-suited for connecting with and helping people build up resources and rise out of poverty. Now, 18 years and 1.5 million copies later, Framework has evolved into a comprehensive and coordinated network of publications, training, programs, and support (see front pages for a listing of related publications and resources) that encompass the key intersections of people in poverty with those who serve them, including: - Educators—from preschool to postsecondary - Social workers, healthcare workers, law enforcement, and judicial systems - Employers and business leaders - Communities of all sizes, including municipal and faith communities - Individuals, parents, and intergenerational families This revised, updated, and expanded edition of Framework: A Cognitive Approach features an enhanced chapter on instruction and achievement; greater emphasis on the thinking, communication, and learning patterns involved in breaking out of poverty; plentiful citations, case studies, and data; more detailed findings about interventions, resources, and causes of poverty; and a review of the outlook for people in poverty—and those who work with them.
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
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