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ERIC Number: EJ1037607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Equipping Schools to Fight Poverty: A Community Hub Approach
Haig, Tom
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v46 n9 p1018-1035 2014
A major challenge for education policymakers and educators globally is the strong and persistent impact of student socio-economic status (SES) on learning. This is a challenge that will not be addressed solely by school-focused reform. However, one policy initiative that could make a positive difference in this regard, and could bring other benefits to schools and communities, is equipping schools to act as hubs for a range of social and health services for their students, families, and communities. Schools as community hubs can not only act to mitigate the impact of poverty on learners, but can position schools at the centre of communities, and build community resilience and capacity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand