Poverty Problem, The

  • Title:The Poverty Problem: How Education Can Promote Resilience and Counter Poverty's Impact on Brain Development and Functioning
  • Author:Horacio Sanchez
  • Publication Date:January 2021
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781071842928
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Improve outcomes for students in poverty by understanding their developing brains

Economic hardship is changing our students’ brain structures at a genetic level, producing psychological, behavioral, and cognitive issues that dramatically impact learning, behavior, physical health, and emotional stability. But there is hope. 

This groundbreaking book by one of the nation’s top experts in brain science and resilience offers solutions that will change minds, attitudes, and behaviors. Learn about how problems develop between people of different races, how the brain develops in persistent poverty, and how it might react to solutions. Inside, you will find real-life applications on topics including:

  • The lack of culturally competent instruction and its impact on students of color
  • Poverty's effect on language development and how it can be positively influenced
  • The importance of reading
  • How to counteract the effects of the widespread stress in lower SES environments

Children make up 23% of the U.S. population and account for almost 33% of those living in poverty, making the education system our most distressed institution. In The Poverty Problem, you’ll learn how to increase students’ perseverance and confidence and positively impact outcomes by arming yourself with research-based instructional strategies that are inspiring, realistic, and proven to work.

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