Hawker Brownlow Education

From Understanding Poverty to Developing Human Capacity

Author: Ruby Payne

Availability: In Stock

Code: AHA3085

ISBN: 9781743303085

No of Pages: 168

Publish date: 13/12/2012

Price: $19.95


How does poverty impact student learning, achievement and access to resources? What unique challenges does poverty pose for educators, communities and employers? Answering those questions and creating solutions to address them has been Dr Ruby Payne’s focus for nearly 20 years. From Understanding Poverty to Developing Human Capacity details how schools, churches, courts, businesses and communities can build resources for people in poverty. With 10 articles written by Dr Payne, along with two co-written with her colleague Philip DeVol, these writings cover the gamut of Dr Payne’s efforts in dealing with poverty-related issues. Now educators of all levels, clergy, community leaders, business professionals and others are better positioned to help raise achievement, grow resources, and aid in the personal and professional development of everyone they work with. Discover:

  • Strategies to raise achievement and build resources for students in poverty

  • Cognitive models for better understanding socioeconomic class

  • The value of developing human capacity versus merely testing

  • Strategies for sustainable progress during economic downturns

  • Support for healthcare providers and community leaders

  • Where we can go from here to better serve those in poverty