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Steck, Laura West; Engler, Jennifer N.; Ligon, Mary; Druen, Perri B.; Cosgrove, Erin – Teaching Sociology, 2011
This article discusses an application of the Lewinian/Kolb experiential learning model in the context of undergraduate participation in the Missouri Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) program. CAPS is designed to simulate common, everyday experiences among people living in poverty as participants take on the roles of family members working…
Descriptors: Poverty, Low Income Groups, Simulation, Community Action
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Sallee, Mariel; Boske, Christa – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2013
This case is based on real-life experiences of community school members within Horner School--an inner-city public school. Specifically, the case explores challenges faced by Cathleen, a 1st-year, White, female principal, who was hired by central office to "revamp a charter school" to promote a quality education for all children. The case raises…
Descriptors: Ghettos, Urban Areas, Poverty, Urban Schools
Houston Independent School District, 2020
The Title I, Part A program (Title I) is legislation included in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Title I, Part A was designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Poverty
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Wadsworth, Martha E.; Raviv, Tali; Santiago, Catherine DeCarlo; Etter, Erica M. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2011
This study tested the Adaptation to Poverty-related Stress Model and its proposed relations between poverty-related stress, effortful and involuntary stress responses, and symptoms of psychopathology in an ethnically diverse sample of low-income children and their parents. Prospective Hierarchical Linear Modeling analyses conducted with 98…
Descriptors: Poverty, Psychopathology, Children, Coping
Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia). – 1985
This report discusses trends in the way Australian families are forming and re-forming, factors determining families' access to income, and proposals regarding reform of the income transfer system. The current shape of families in Australia is described in terms of a shift to marriage at a later age; leaving-home behavior of young people; the…
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Factors, Employed Women, Employment Patterns
Houston Independent School District, 2020
The Title I, Part A program (Title I) is legislation included in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Title I, Part A was designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Poverty
First Focus, 2018
Each year, effective federal programs give parents the power to provide their children with affordable healthcare, nutritious food, stable housing, and early childhood education. These programs lift millions of children out of poverty, but also have long-term benefits--children in families who accessed these programs have higher educational…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Federal Legislation, Barriers, Program Effectiveness
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Kalenkoski, Charlene M.; Hamrick, Karen S.; Andrews, Margaret – Social Indicators Research, 2011
Time constraints, like money constraints, affect Americans' well-being. This paper defines what it means to be time poor based on the concepts of necessary and committed time and presents time poverty thresholds and rates for the US population and certain subgroups. Multivariate regression techniques are used to identify the key variables…
Descriptors: Poverty, Family Income, Time Management, Disadvantaged
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Belcher, John R.; Peckuonis, Edward V.; Deforge, Bruce R. – Journal of Family Social Work, 2011
Social capital has been extensively discussed in the literature as building blocks that individuals and communities utilize to leverage system resources. Similarly, some families also create capital, which can enable members of the family, such as children, to successfully negotiate the outside world. Families in poverty confront serious…
Descriptors: Credentials, Social Networks, Social Capital, Socialization
Houston Independent School District, 2019
The Title I, Part A program (Title I) is legislation included in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Title I, Part A was designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation
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Marsh-McDonald, Crystale M.; Schroeder, Sybil – Qualitative Report, 2012
A phenomenological approach examined the stories of ten women transitioning from childhood poverty to adult life. Women were chosen from a pool of participants in an Upward Bound program designed to assist low-income and/or first-generation college students in the Midwestern United States. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to…
Descriptors: Females, Transitional Programs, Role of Education, Quality of Life
Shapiro, Isaac; Greenstein, Robert – 1989
Restoring the value of the minimum wage and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by family size could significantly reduce family poverty and "make work pay." Recent poverty policies have largely ignored those who work but still remain poor. The majority of these working poor are in their prime working years (aged 22 to 64),…
Descriptors: Employment, Family Income, Family Programs, Federal Legislation
National Center for Families Learning, 2021
The National Center for Families Learning's (NCFL) mission is to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families. For over 30 years, Family Learning programs have been ideal spaces for community members to activate their collective voices and organize to address community issues. Community Development is the practice of residents,…
Descriptors: Community Development, Family Programs, Community Cooperation, Service Learning
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Rosano, Aldo; Mancini, Federica; Solipaca, Alessandro – Social Indicators Research, 2009
People with disability are particularly exposed to poor living conditions: on one hand they have more difficulties in getting an income cause to their inabilities, on the other hand conditions of poverty increase the risk of disability. However, little rigorous quantitative research has been undertaken to measure the real impact of disability on…
Descriptors: Poverty, Family Income, Disabilities, Statistical Analysis
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Mass, Allison; Cohen, James; McCarthy, Sadie; Dahnweih, Gonwo; Franklin, Myia – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2016
Between July 1, 2010, and September 31, 2012, "nearly 23% of all deportations--or 204,810 deportations--were issued for parents with citizen children" (Wessler, 2012). In addition, Homeland Security reported that 315,943 immigrants were "removed" from the U.S. in 2014 alone (U.S. Homeland Security, 2014), which is added to the…
Descriptors: Immigration, Public Policy, Undocumented Immigrants, Preschool Children
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