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ERIC Number: EJ1055161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2325-663X
A Family Case Study: How Money Might Matter for Academic Learning
Compton-Lilly, Catherine
Global Education Review, v1 n2 p26-40 2014
Many children living in low-income communities do not face struggles in school. Many learn quickly and easily. But for some students, living in a high poverty communities and attending underfunded schools has consequences that can make learning difficult. In this paper, Compton-Lilly draws on the words of a parent living in a low-income community to explore how economic and social challenges affected the schooling of her daughter over a ten-year period. As the following accounts reveal, Ms. Rodriguez, an African American, low-income parent, was committed to her daughter's learning and school progress and brought a thoughtful and informed critique to her children's school experience that reveals the multiple ways that money affects academic learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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