Literacy and Poverty
Date posted: April 10, 2019
Frontier College’s recent research report, Literacy and Essential Skills as a Poverty Reduction Strategy, underlines the role literacy can play in addressing poverty. The report highlights include the key research findings and the strategic recommendations. For more research and statistics, look at the earlier discussion paper.
Using Brain Science to Design New Pathways Out of Poverty describes the impact of poverty on brain development and function, the challenges created by poverty-related stress, and how brain science findings can be applied to social policy and program design.
Do you work with adults who have lived experience of poverty? You may be interested in 10 – Engaging People with Lived/Living Experience. It contains 10 highly effective ideas for engaging people with lived/living experience, 10 stories of engagement, 10 useful resources, and 10 ways for groups to get started.
Another Study Finds That Poverty Causes Cognitive Challenges, not the Other Way Around covers some recent research on poverty’s impact on the brain. More research is described in How poverty changes your mind-set. If you want to delve deeper, the Decoda Library has a copy of Shafir and Mullainathan’s Scarcity.