ARE SCHOOLS EDUCATING ABOUT POVERTY? UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF K-12 POVERTY EDUCATION
Author: Rachel E. Sirois
Major: Child Development and Family Relations
Graduation Year: 2018
Thesis Advisor: Sid Mitchell
Description of Publication: Research shows that there are disparities in academic outcomes between students living in poverty and those who are not. Poverty will affect all areas of a child’s life. There is potential that with increased poverty education in schools, students will come to better understand their role in the causes and consequences of poverty, and in working to eradicate poverty. Eighty- six undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Maine participated in this study. Participants completed a survey designed to gain insights into their recollection of poverty education during their primary and secondary school years. Results showed that enrolled students did not recall receiving education about poverty. Implications for practices and future research are also discussed.
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URL to Thesis: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/honors/355