A Framework for Understanding Poverty
How does poverty impact learning, work habits and decision-making?
People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth—challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. The reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else.
If you work with people in poverty, some understanding of how different their world is from yours will be invaluable. Whether you’re an educator—or a social, health or legal services professional—this breakthrough book gives you practical, real-world support and guidance to improve your effectiveness in working with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
With a million copies sold since 1996, A Framework for Understanding Poverty has guided hundreds of thousands of educators and other professionals through the pitfalls and barriers faced by all classes, especially the poor. Carefully researched and packed with charts, tables, and questionnaires, Framework not only documents the facts of poverty, it provides practical yet compassionate strategies for addressing its impact on people’s lives.
More about Author Ruby K. Payne;
Ruby K. Payne, PhD, is a world recognised author, speaker, publisher, business owner, and career educator. She has travelled extensively to present a variety of workshops based on her foundational work A Framework for Understanding Poverty and also on strategies for successfully raising student achievement and overcoming economic class barriers. An expert on the mind-sets of economic classes and on crossing socioeconomic lines in education and work and for social change, she has trained tens of thousands of educators and other professionals in seminars all over the world.
CODE: AHP-8882 Pages: 199
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