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ERIC Number: EJ1123879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Advancing Learning by Countering the Effects of Poverty
Arnett-Hartwick, Sally E.; Walters, Connor M.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v108 n4 p18-22 2016
The negative effects of poverty have a pervasive impact on the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. More than 45 million people in the United States hover around the poverty line, about 20% of whom (9.02 million) are children (U. S. Census Bureau, 2014). These children are at great risk for continuing the cycle of living in poverty. Because children are required to attend school, education-oriented professionals can make a life-long difference in the lives of poor children. Two things must occur to break the cycle of generational poverty: (1) obtaining an education (e.g., diploma) and (2) having individuals intervene and encourage children at every point of need (Jensen, 2009; Smith & DeBord, 2005). These two factors will lead to the best route to eradicating poverty: employment. This article examines an educational perspective on children living in poverty and identifies practices that support FCS professionals in their efforts to advance the learning of underprivileged children and thus help them counter the effects of poverty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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