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The Impact of Poverty on Education

Course #: 02-1198

Price: $8.00

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  • IACET: 0.1 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 2.00 Hours
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Course Description

CEU Course Description

The achievement gap between lower and higher socioeconomic classes is only widening. Due to the disparities caused by the cycle of poverty, legions of American children enter school each year with outsized struggles that make it very difficult for them to achieve at levels comparable to their higher-income peers. In some cases, the trauma and stress caused by childhood poverty may even cause physiological and psychological effects on poor students that can be with them their entire lives. In this course, we’ll look at the state of poverty in America, the effects that childhood poverty can have on young students, and some positive steps that teachers and schools can take to make sure that they are best supporting their students, particularly those of a lower socioeconomic status. 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Shed light on the current state of the many American children suffering through poverty.
  2. Investigate the ways that poverty can affect children’s health, education, and psychology in the short- and long-term.
  3. Evaluate stress, its relationship to poverty, and what effects it can have on a child
  4. Analyze the cycle of poverty and realize the impact it has on American families and their education
  5. Discuss methods by which teachers can support impoverished children, their families, and promote opportunities for parents to be more involved in their child’s education. 

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Course Date: 2021-03-15

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