Topic of workshop is understanding poverty in learning structures

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On October 24, 2007

Dr. Rita Pierson will present a two-day workshop, "A Framework for Understanding Poverty with Learning Structures," from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 13-14 in the St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center.
Pierson will provide an in-depth study of information and issues that will increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the poverty culture. Topics include: how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets, why students from generational poverty often fear being educated, the "hidden rules" within economic classes, discipline interventions that improve behavior, and the eight resources that make a difference in success. This seminar is designed for audiences of both elementary- and secondary-level educators but it also might be of interest to those working in social services or faith-based organizations.
Registration is free for UMR staff, faculty and students.

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