A Framework for Understanding Poverty

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A Framework for
Understanding Poverty

Overview and Introduction

ED222 Fall 2010

Things to think about…

Poverty

Poverty occurs in all races and in all countries.

Economic class is a continuous line, not a clear cut
distinction

Generational poverty v. situational poverty

Ruby’s work is based on patterns, and there are
exceptions

Continued

We all act in accordance with the hidden rules of our
social class

Most organizations operate from middle
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calls norms
and contain the hidden rules of the middle class

For students to be successful they must understand the
hidden rules of school…if they don’t know them, we
must teach them.

Continued

We can’t punish or ignore children that do not know
the rules…we must provide support, assistance and
expectations

One gives up a great deal when moving to another
class.

Education and relationship assist on in moving
through the classes.

Reasons people leave poverty; it is too painful to stay,
vision/goal, key relationships, special talent

Definition of Poverty

The extent to which an individual does without resources

Resources

Financial





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Support Systems

Emotional





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Relationships/Role Model

Mental






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Knowledge of Hidden Rule

Spiritual

Physical

Hidden Rules/Mental Models

The assumption is that everyone knows what you
know.

We see the world and react to situations through our
own mental models but we really do not realize this
fact.

Hidden rules govern how we assess another individual
and his/her capabilities.

Hidden Rules, Poverty Quiz.

Can you Survive?

Do you know what churches have the best rummage sales?

Do you know which stores’ garbage bins can be accessed for
thrown away food?

Do you know who to get someone out of jail?

Can you physically fight and defend yourself?

Do you know how to keep your clothes from being stolen at
the laundry mat?

Could you live without a checking account? Electricity?
Phone? Car?

Hidden Rules of Middle Class
Quiz

Do your children know the best name brands of clothing?

Do you know how to order in a nice restaurant?

Can you use a credit car? Checking account? Savings
account?

Do you know how to help your children with homework?

Do you decorate your house for different holidays?

Do you talk to your children about going to college?

Hidden Rules of Wealth Quiz

Do you have several favorite restaurants in different
countries around the world?

Do you have two residences that are staffed and maintained?

Do you fly in your own plane, the company plane or the
Concord?

Are you on the board of at least two charities?

Do you know the hidden rules of the Junior League?

Can you read a corporate financial statement and analyze
your own financial statements?

What must we understand about
the concept of hidden rules?

To ensure that expectations do not differ from student
to student

To teach students the hidden rules of middle class to
mastery

To be able to work within a family’s rules when
exploring solutions to problems/no imposing MC
rules

To lessen frustration levels

Additional Resources

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COHyyBVhKyI&fe
ature=related

http://www.search
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institute.org/content/what
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are
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developmental
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assets


Take away…

Concepts

Hidden Rules of Poverty