Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Defining Achievement for the Nation’s Impoverished Youth: Proven Educational Programs and Practices for Effectively Teaching the Children of Poverty

Robert Barr, William Parrett, Scott Willison.


The task of teaching the children of poverty represents an educational challenge facing every nation in the world. This presentation will focus on research in the United States, where a growing number of schools in every section of the country are effectively educating poverty-level children and youth in public schools. As part of a sweeping Federal policy, referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), schools throughout the United States are attempting to ensure that each and every public school student achieves adequate, yearly academic progress. This presentation will report on how public schools in the United States are achieving impressive results with the nation’s poorest students as well as consider the active ongoing debate amongst educators and other groups regarding the implementation of NCLB.

Presenters

Robert Barr  (United States)
College of Education

Boise State University

Culminating 15 years of research Robert Barr and William Parrett have published on effectively educating children and youth living in poverty. Most recently, the authors have published Saving Our Students, Saving Our Schools: 50 Proven Strategies Revitalizing At-Risk Students and Low-Performing Schools. The book contains descriptions of research based programs, practices, and policies that are breaking the cycle of poverty through effective education.


William Parrett  (United States)

College of Education and Director of the Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies
Boise State University

Culminating 15 years of research Robert Barr and William Parrett have published on effectively educating children and youth living in poverty. Most recently, the authors have published Saving Our Students, Saving Our Schools: 50 Proven Strategies Revitalizing At-Risk Students and Low-Performing Schools. The book contains descriptions of research based programs, practices, and policies that are breaking the cycle of poverty through effective education.


Scott Willison  (United States)
Associate Professor
College of Education
Boise State University

Scott Willison is director for the Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities. at Boise State University. Funded at more than $3 million annually Center projects aim to enhance the academic success of low income and first generation college bound students.

Keywords
  • At risk
  • Alternative education
  • Poverty



(30min Paper Presentation, English)