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ERIC Number: EJ1063787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Poverty and Education
Thomson, Pat
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v57 n2 p205-207 2015
In this article the author discusses the multiple ways in which the enduring, and increasing, problems associated with child poverty blight young people's educational opportunities in the school system. Current policies, supported by a sympathetic media, blame individuals for their poverty, and blame teachers when they fail to "close the gap". The article concludes that these problems can only be addressed by increasing resources devoted to tackling poverty, and developing a more supportive and sophisticated approach to those schools facing the biggest challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom