Title

A Kaleidoscope of Understanding and Action: Poverty and Homelessness in Pre-K Through 16

First Presenter's Institution

Stetson University

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 6 (Scarbrough 4)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Family & Community

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

The number of Pre-K through 16 students living in poverty and experiencing homelessness continues to rise, leaving millions of students vulnerable, marginalized, and underserved. Effectively supporting diverse, low income student populations through equity-focused practices and working to eradicate widening disparities merits the immediate attention of all educational stakeholders. This session will explore the complex dynamics of socio-economic inequality in the United States through a kaleidoscope approach that includes student voices and illuminates the effects of poverty and homelessness on students and their families. Research-based and high-impact strategies for removing systemically oppressive barriers and reaching low-income students will be discussed. Participants will begin developing a contextually-based action plan to help move the needle in their school, organization, and/or community, and explore a variety of supportive resources.

Summary

The number of Pre-K through 16 students living in poverty and experiencing homelessness continues to rise, leaving millions of students vulnerable, marginalized, and underserved. Effectively supporting diverse, low income student populations through equity-focused practices and working to eradicate widening disparities merits the immediate attention of all educational stakeholders. This session will explore the complex dynamics of socio-economic inequality in the United States through a kaleidoscope approach that includes student voices and illuminates the effects of poverty and homelessness on students and their families. Research-based and high-impact strategies for removing systemically oppressive barriers and reaching low-income students will be discussed. Participants will begin developing a contextually-based action plan to help move the needle in their school, organization, and/or community, and explore a variety of supportive resources.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown is an Associate Professor and the Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University. She is also the Executive Director of the Poverty and Homelessness Conference, serves on the Board of Directors for the National Coalition for the Homeless, and in her 2nd elected term as the Co-Chair of Equity and Social Justice for the International Society for Teacher Education and Information Technology. She is a distinguished educational leader and scholar committed to advancing educational equity and excellence, particularly for diverse and underserved students living in poverty. She has facilitated educational workshops around the globe, published in leading journals, and remains committed to civic engagement at the international, national, state and local levels. She is a recipient of the “Engaged Scholar Award” by the Campus Compact, the “Transformative Leadership and Equity Award” by Volusia County Schools, the “Summer Scholar Fellowship” by the National Humanities Center, and was recently selected as “Educator of the Year” by the FL Chapter of PDK-International. Dr. Shankar-Brown is also a devoted mother, multi-media artist, and social activist.

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 1:00 PM

End Date

3-10-2020 2:15 PM

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A Kaleidoscope of Understanding and Action: Poverty and Homelessness in Pre-K Through 16

Session 6 (Scarbrough 4)

The number of Pre-K through 16 students living in poverty and experiencing homelessness continues to rise, leaving millions of students vulnerable, marginalized, and underserved. Effectively supporting diverse, low income student populations through equity-focused practices and working to eradicate widening disparities merits the immediate attention of all educational stakeholders. This session will explore the complex dynamics of socio-economic inequality in the United States through a kaleidoscope approach that includes student voices and illuminates the effects of poverty and homelessness on students and their families. Research-based and high-impact strategies for removing systemically oppressive barriers and reaching low-income students will be discussed. Participants will begin developing a contextually-based action plan to help move the needle in their school, organization, and/or community, and explore a variety of supportive resources.