The Invisible Child: Poverty in the Heartland

Posted by on May 15, 2004

[posted from National Service-Learning Listserv]

The Invisible Child: Poverty in the Heartland

September 23-25, 2004 New Concord, Ohio

Muskingum College, in partnership with the Heldrich Center of Rutgers University and Pikeville College in Kentucky, announces a three-day conference entitled The Invisible Child: Poverty in the Heartland: Implications for Educators, to be held on September 23-25, 2004, at Muskingum College and surrounding sites in New Concord, Ohio. The conference will bring national attention to the effects of poverty on teaching and learning. The Conference will bring researchers and practitioners together to better understand the culture and learning styles of children from poverty, to examine the challenges confronting teachers and students in rural America, and to share effective strategies for improving teaching and learning. Included in the conference will be presentations by nationally recognized experts on education and poverty.

Presenters include:

– Jonathan Kozol, a national speaker and author of Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools. His address will focus on the sociological and systematic realities of poverty.
– Aaron Thompson (speaker: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: An Appalachian Upbringing)
– Ruby Payne (author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty)
– Elijah Anderson (author of A Place on the Corner: A Study of Black Street Corner Men)
– June Berkley (author of Shannagany Blue)
– Yvonne Vissing (author of Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Homeless Children and Families in Small-town America) will also be presenting throughout the three day conference.

For more information or registration, please check the following website:

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