Graduate Course: EDU 526 - Understanding and Teaching Children Affected by Poverty (Online)

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  • Price: $800.00
  • Dates: February 14 - April 10, 2022
  • Professors: Dan McDermott and Denae Thomas
  • Location: Online- Canvas online platform

This course is designed so that educators can better understand children coming from poverty. Poverty will be discussed from a variety of viewpoints; including: financial, emotional, mental, spiritual and physical. We will examine the critical role that support systems, resources, relationships and role models play as intervening factors. We will explore the hidden rules and habits of poverty situations. Some key beliefs of this course are: poverty is relative, poverty occurs in all races, economic class is a continuous line not a clear cut distinction, there is a difference between generational and situation poverty. Participants will experience research-based strategies to assist children affected by poverty.