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An educational war on poverty

American and British policy-making, 1960-1980

by Silver, Harold

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Poor children -- Education -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Poor children -- Education -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Education and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Education and state -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
    • United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.,
    • Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1945-,
    • United States -- Social policy.,
    • Great Britain -- Social policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 346-436) and index.

      StatementHarold Silver and Pamela Silver.
      ContributionsSilver, Pamela.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLC4091 .S48 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 447 p. ;
      Number of Pages447
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1862858M
      ISBN 100521381495
      LC Control Number90020583


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Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson and intended to help end poverty in the United States. It was part of a larger legislative reform program, known as the Great Society, that Johnson hoped would make the United States a more equitable and just War on Poverty.

War on Poverty: Progress and Persistent Inequity. President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty in Fifty years later, the faces and dynamics of child poverty in the United States have changed dramatically, but the nation's approach to ending it is still based largely on the policies and programs laid out then.

Of all War on Poverty legislation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of was the most far-reaching, and has turned out to be the most longstanding. The ESEA provided more than $1 billion of federal funds to improve education for minorities and children from low-income families.

Declaring an “unconditional war on poverty” in his January State of the Union Address, President Lyndon Johnson launched a legislative blitz intended to go beyond addressing the symptoms of poverty to “cure it and, above all, prevent it” through major new national efforts in health insurance, education and job training, and safety net Author: Martha J.

Bailey. Johnson’s War on Poverty focused attention on and targeted resources toward eradicating poverty, including the expansion of Social Security and the start of Medicare as well as the creation of the Elementary and Secondary School Act (ESEA).

The traditional poverty index is referred to as the headcount ratio, which is the proportion of people in a society who are living in poverty. Another poverty index, which is also used, is the income-gap ratio. This is the percentage of the average income shortfall of the poor in relation to the poverty line.

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were uniting the American population. It was believed that if all children were exposed to a common instruction of morality and politics the nation might become free of crime, immoral behavior, and the possibility of political revolution. They are.

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poverty. Poverty and Education Poverty is defined in numerous ways and with many different statistics depending on one’s context. What is important to know is that globally, “ billion people in developing countries live on $ a day or less” (IFAD, ), that “ million people—or one in eight people in the world—do.

In short, America has succeeded in the “War on Poverty” that began some 50 years ago. The “consumption poverty rate”—measuring the number of Americans in material deprivation—is now percent, thanks to welfare : Marvin Olasky.

Poverty, the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. Poverty is said to exist when people lack the means to satisfy their basic needs. Learn more about types and causes of poverty in this article. An Educational War on Poverty represents a major contribution to the study of the recent social and educational history of Britain and the United States, and the range and depth of research, will make it an essential reference source for scholars and policy-makers on both sides of the : Pamela Silver Harold Silver.

On the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of "unconditional War on Poverty," January 8,the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity hosted a forum offering diverse perspectives on the effects of anti-poverty.

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Montessori for the Disadvantaged: An Application of Montessori Educational Principles to the War on Poverty. Orem, R.C., Ed. This book is devoted to a number of original articles on the application of the Montessori method for the education of the disadvantaged.

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policy built on research, and experiments being conducted in the early s produced major programs. The safety net has developed over many decades and now helps millions of people make ends meet and access affordable health care. Census data and new research show that the safety net today both keeps tens of millions of people above the poverty line and has positive longer-term impacts on children, including improved educational and employment.

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