A Framework for Understanding Poverty
Provides tools for educators working with children from varied economic realities. It gives practical strategies for improving relationships with and the learning opportunities of students.
There is a focus on communication that brings new understandings of the language and communication styles we need to use to build meaningful and respectful relationships with students and parents.
In an educational setting, both teaching and learning can be challenging. For students to achieve, educators must understand their ‘hidden rules’. Rules that because they are hidden, prove to be a major stumbling block for students from vulnerable economic backgrounds.
Education has moved to embrace the impacts of trauma and teachers now have a deeper understanding of the science of learning. This work broadens peoples understanding of what underpins many important initiatives. New understandings provided by the work augment these directions in current education.
A Framework for Understanding Poverty has been embraced by schools and school networks across Australia as a way to bring about collaboration and shared understanding within their unique communities.