A framework for Understanding Poverty. Sheally Engebretson Dr. Kwame Bruce Based on book by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. Key Points to Remember. Poverty is relative Poverty occurs in all races and in all countries Economic class is a continuous line, not a clear-cut distinction
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Dr. Kwame Bruce
Based on book by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.
The extent to which an individual does without resources
“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.”
Dr. James Comer
Register of Language: every language in the world has five registers.
Generally, in America, the notion is recognized for racial and ethnic groups, but not particularly for economic groups.
Oscar Lewis, Four Horsemen
Functional and Dysfunctional Systems
Hidden Rules Among Classes handout
Seek first to understand Seek first to be understood
Keeping promises Breaking promises
Kindnesses, courtesies Unkindnesses, discourtesies
Clarifying expectations Violating expectations
Loyalty to the absent Disloyalty, duplicity
Apologies Pride, conceit, arrogance
Open to feedback Rejecting feedback
It is our responsibility who work with the poor to teach the differences and skills/rules that will allow the individual to make the choice. As it now stands for many of the poor, the choice never exists.