The Negative Impact Of Poverty On Education

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The negative impact of poverty on education and life outcomes has been well researched, and it is important to consider that socioeconomic status intersects with a number of different factors that influence the well-being of children, including a positive home life, adequate shelter, food, labour and income security, and social supports. Schools and school systems are just one part of a broader social support network for children and families, but they can have a significant and direct impact on the quality of a child’s daily life and future life outcomes. For that reason it is important to consider, among other factors, the work of schools and school divisions in promoting equity as a means to support the well-being of students and families (Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, 2016).

Equitable and inclusive education aims to understand, identify, address and eliminate the biases, barriers and power dynamics that limit students’ prospects for learning, growing and fully contributing to society. Intersecting grounds of discrimination (two or more) and other factors can intersect to create additional barriers for some students. These barriers and biases, whether overt or subtle, intentional or unintentional, need to be identified and addressed in maintaining an inclusive, safe and welcoming school environment.
This chapter aims to provide an overview of the cyclical, continuing issues children and families living in poverty experience. The layout of the chapter

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