A Framework for Understanding Poverty

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne. (2013) Highlands, TX: Aha Press. 183 Pages.

Course Description

This course will study the patterns and behaviors of people in the culture of poverty. Social class rules and characteristics of generational poverty are explored. Teachers will examine the latest research as it applies to students in the classroom as well as parents. Educators will learn about improving instruction and academic achievement among students. Educators will research this issue for alternative or additional views to addressing the issue of poverty. Teachers may develop lessons or activities for classroom applications that help all students to be successful in school.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will acquire a framework of the culture of poverty and the role of language.

2. Participants will learn about the hidden roles among social classes and how those roles influence how students work, behave and perceive the school experience.

3. Educators will learn about the characteristics of generational poverty and how the patters of behavior, problems and world views are passed to future generations.

4. Participants will explore the resources, role models, discipline and support systems.

5. Educators will research the culture of poverty issue regarding alternative theories and conclusions presented in the book, as well as present a variety of solutions.

6. Teachers will develop a lesson or unit plan that utilizes strategies or activities in the book and how to use instructional techniques to improve student achievement.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. Definitions and Resources
2. The Role of Language and Story
3. Hidden Rules Among Classes
4. Characteristics of Generational Poverty
5. Role Models and Emotional Resources
6. Support Systems
7. Discipline
8. Instruction and Improving Achievement
9. Creating Relationships

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne. to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice. Visit website: www.ahaprocess.com for research, project ideas and resources.

Required Assignments

1. Book Readings
2. Chapter Reviews/Reflections
3. Research Review
4. Project or Activity
5. Application Essay (APA – MA writing format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

A Framework for Understanding Poverty

$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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