ERIC Number: EJ1035994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Building a Pedagogy of Engagement for Students in Poverty
Gorski, Paul C.
Phi Delta Kappan, v95 n1 p48-52 Sep 2013
The best way to eliminate the persistent achievement gap is to eliminate poverty. But that is a monumental challenge that will not be achieved soon. In the meanwhile, neither we as a society, nor the low-income families among us, can afford to wait for poverty to be eliminated to raise the affected children's educational achievement. Research tells us there are many actions and dispositions that teachers and administrators can take today, not to raise low-income students' test scores but to improve educational opportunity.
Descriptors: Poverty, Low Income Groups, Achievement Gap, Educational Opportunities, Student Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Performance Factors, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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