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ERIC Number: EJ1037898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
The Faces of Hunger: The Educational Impact of Hunger on Students with Disabilities
Spies, Tracy G.; Morgan, Joseph John; Matsuura, Miki
Intervention in School and Clinic, v50 n1 p5-14 Sep 2014
The relationship between students' living in poverty and academic underachievement challenges schools across the nation. Poverty is particularly prevalent among children with disabilities. One detrimental condition of poverty that directly affects student development and academic achievement is food insecurity and hunger. With the increasing number of children identified as living in food-insecure households, it is inevitable that at some point, a teacher will work with a child suffering from hunger. With this article, the authors hope to assist educators in understanding poverty and its relationship to childhood hunger. Tips for identifying the signs and symptoms of hunger are shared. School- and classroom-level recommendations are made to aid in alleviating hunger in school-age children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A