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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Poverty and Education | Scoop.it

Many educators are explicitly teaching online research skills, such as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.


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Lead Equity Through Literacy in All Classrooms

Lead Equity Through Literacy in All Classrooms | Poverty and Education | Scoop.it
Equal access to a good public education can be offered in every classroom through the development of literacy.
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Daryl Koh's curator insight, January 19, 2014 3:42 AM

The differences between schools in affluent neighborhoods and those in areas of poverty are striking and obvious. Because of this, the wealthy and the poor are segregated by a distinct line. Many factors such as parental involvement in school programmes, parents jobs and status, and even social interaction. This might be the cause of care and concern. In other words, in affluent schools the teachers might me much more caring and concerned about a students welfare than those poverty stricken schools. The article states "whether a suburban school in an affluent neighborhood, or an inner city school in a poverty area, or a school inclusive of both...what if we looked at equity through a curriculum lens? Literacy is the common denominator." This tells us that only through literaccy in education, people around the poor can be more socially aware of their surroundings and provide care and concern to them. If help is needed, then we should always help without asking for a gift of gratitude. In this manner, the poverty gap can be smaller than before. If you think its a small step for you, it really means a lot to the poor. So, why not do something meaningful today ???

Ong Meng Kiat's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:46 AM

Education is a large factor to the topic on poverty. As we can see from the article that "the differences between schools in affluent neighborhoods and those in areas of poverty are striking and obvious" shows that the rich and the poor are separated by two great worlds. Different people, rich or poor having different living standards, the same as learning. Rich people might be learning on academic skills, to enter professions like doctors and teachers. Poor people might be learning technical skills and basic communcation skills, like fishing or farming. Therefore, education might not just be academic. However, the most ideal type of education is definitely studying to enter great professions like doctors, as this will give the child a good income and not jobs like farming and fishing which are tough and the people are paid little. Therefore, "whether a suburban school in an affluent neighborhood, or an inner city school in a poverty area, or a school inclusive of both...what if we looked at equity through a curriculum lens? Literacy is the common denominator" which shows us that only by literacy we can be equipped with the right type of skills to get a job for the future. So as to help the poor people, we should help them in terms of education, as education would determine their life in the future, whether to get a desired job as a doctor or an undesired job as a farmer. Rich people should aid the poor people in terms of education to the poor people so that the country would advance as one and there would be rid of suffering on Mother Earth. Therefore, I urge everyone to do anything that you can help the poor with, building schools or donating textbooks so as to improve their education, their future and the living conditions in their homes after some years.