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Hundreds of thousands of educators and other professionals through the pitfalls and barriers faced by all classes especially the poor Carefully researched and packed with charts tables and uestionnaires Framework not only documents the facts of poverty it provides practical yet compassionate strategies for addressing its impact on people's liv. I got Ms Payne s book based on some interesting excerpts that someone posted online The excerpts had to do with the different types of speech and how they influence learning and even ways of thinking The poster uoted some sections from the book which assert that the differences in speech between the general classes of poverty middle class and wealth have much impact on the brain than most people realize This intrigued me The book is targeted at school administrators and employers but I think a lot of people could benefit from reading itFramework starts out by re defining poverty as than just an economic issue Payne outlines the various resources that aren t typically taken into account when talking about poverty emotional mental spiritual physical support systems relationships and role models knowledge of hidden class rules The lack of financial resources is uite obvious in any discussion of poverty The emotional is less so Being able to choose and control emotional responses particularly to negative situations without engaging in self destructive behavior Mental resources are also typically left out Having the mental abilities and acuired skills reading writing computing to deal with daily life Support systems are never thought of Having friends family and backup resources available to access in times of need These are external resources Relationships and role models Having freuent access to adults who are appropriate who are nurturing to a child and do not engage in self destructive behavior Knowledge of the hidden class rules Knowing the unspoken cues and habits of a group In fact I would say that a lot of people in any class make assumptions many times they are incorrect which prevent them from understanding people in the other classes and lead to false judgments levied against those in the other classes But on that laterShe also spend a little time making a distinction between situational poverty where one falls on hard times and drops from wealth to middle class or middle class to poverty and generational poverty Generational poverty being the situation where a family is in poverty for two or generations If you come out of poverty into middle class you are still for the purposes of the book someone who came from poverty Your children will still have some of the echoes of the effects of poverty It is not until their children that the traits disappear This fact is largely unknown even to those who carry the traits of generational poverty with themAfter Payne defines poverty by way of resources she moves onto language and story structure and how those things influence thought and actions The first topic in chapter two is the Registers of Language There are five registers in every language Frozen Formal Consultative Casual and Intimate Each is defined as followsFrozen Language that is always the same Examples are the Lord s Prayer wedding vows etcFormal The standard sentence syntax and word choice of work and school has complete sentences and specific word choiceConsultative Formal register when used in conversation Discourse pattern not uite as direct as formal registerCasual Language between friends and is characterized by a 400 to 800 word vocabulary Word choice is general and not specific Conversation is dependent upon non verbal assists moving hands facial expressions gestures Sentence syntax is often incomplete Know what I meanIntimate Language between lovers Also the language used in sexual harassment ie Blow meThese registers were the result of work done in 1967 by linguist Martin Joos One thing that he discovered while conceptualizing these registers of language was that you can drop one register in a conversation and still be socially acceptable But to drop two or is socially offensive In the middle of a prayer someone in the room says How bout them Bulls That would be a social gaffe This clearly illustrates one of the barriers that most people are unaware of when dealing with people from different classesMuch of this linguistic work found that people coming from generational poverty exclusively use casual register in their language The middle class and the wealthy tend to use formal register for the most part At the most basic and obvious level this creates a barrier to entry into the professional world But it has deeper effects than most realize Growing up around casual register has impacts on the developing skills of a child Long term effects that are uite damaging In formal register the pattern of discourse is a narrative with a beginning and end You start at point A and work your way to point B The general goal of formal register s pattern of discourse is to get straight to the point Payne says In casual register the pattern is to go around and around and finally get to the point For students who have no access to formal register educators become frustrated with the tendency of these students to meander almost endlessly through a topicThese differences in language registers between the classes are affected by language acuisition in early development as pointed out by linguist and educator James Paul Gee Primary discourse is the language an individual first acuired Secondary discourse is the language of the larger society For example an American who grows up in a home where Spanish is the primary language will need to learn English as a secondary discourse What Gee discovered is that acuisition of language is the natural and best method of learning a language and acuisition is only possible when there is a significant relationship between the role model and the developing child Getting back to formal and casual register this means that someone growing up in generational poverty will very likely only learn casual register for primary discourse This is uite detrimental to any further learning developmentsAs mentioned before there is a distinct difference in the pattern of discourse between formal and casual register Payne provides some diagrams and explanations to try and illustrate the differences In general formal register story structure in formal discourse starts at the beginning works through a plot and then reaches an end The most important part of this order is the plot In casual register story structure the story is told in vignettes with audience participation in between The most emotional or climactic part of the story is usually the very first part of the discourse and characters involved in the story are judged Two examplesFormal registerJames insulted Bill so Bill punched James in the nose A fight broke out on the factory floor until security came to break things upCasual registerMan Bill popped Jim on the nose and there was blood everywhere But he wasn t going to take what Jim called him Jim s such a goddamn troublemaker someone interjects Bill s a loudmouth Jim was right to give him some get back Yeah whatever So before I knew what was going on everyone started taking a swing at Bill or Jim This wouldn t have happened if Jim would ve kept to his self instead of sticking his nose in where it don t belong It s sad that the guards came in and stopped the fight I wanted to see Jim get flattened That no good sonuvabitch deserves a good beatingThese differences in register discourse and story order are largely responsible for establishing some rather important skills in a developing child s mind Regarding casual register as the primary acuired model of language the following can be said based on the work of psychologist Reuven Feurstein If an individual depends upon a random episodic story structure for memory patterns lives in an unpredictable environment as is typical of generational poverty thenIf an individual cannot plan heshe cannot predictIf an individual cannot predict heshe cannot identify cause and effectif an individual cannot identify cause and effect heshe cannot identify conseuenceIf an individual cannot identify conseuence heshe cannot control impulsivityIf an individual cannot control impulsivity heshe has an inclination toward criminal behaviorThis is just a little sample of what Payne discusses in the book and there are a many interesting examples and ideas that bear out in my personal experience In fact reading the book clarified for me a lot of the reasons why I have such difficulty dealing with people from a solidly middle class background and perceive many of them to be arrogant and insensitive The book provides good arguments to counter the assumptions that anyone can do or be anything they want if they try hard enough There are definitely things you can t do when you don t have the full set of tools in your toolbox A lot of middle class people make the assumption that there is a full tool kit for everyone Make no mistake I m not insulting the poverty class and there are always exceptions to the rule Some people can bring themselves out of generational poverty into middle class It s rare but it s possible My only criticism is that the book might be about ten to fifteen years too late I m noticing a lot of bleed over of the hidden class rules from poverty into middle class For example the poverty class male needs to be a lover and a fighter The middle class male must be a provider and self sufficient But these days the fighter part of the poverty class male is becoming of a societal reuirement in middle class If only there was review space

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A Framework for Understanding Poverty

People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth challenges from both obvious and hidden sources The reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else If you work with people from poverty some understanding of how different. updated review WAIT STOP IF YOU PURCHASED OR ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING THIS BOOK YOU NEEDN T DO IT SAVE YOURSELF SOME TIME AND GOOGLE MISEDUCATING TEACHERS ABOUT THE POOR A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RUBY PAYNE S CLAIMS ABOUT POVERTY do you believe that ascribing to a middle class aesthetic is the pinnacle of existence Do you believe that education is the best most acceptable most desired way to gain prominence in our society Do you believe we should continue down this path then hurray here is a book for youif you think people lacking financial resources automatically lack social awareness couth or skills that are worth notingthen hurray you will love this bookif you feel good when you understand a group of people based on a checklist of criteria and if you believe you can understand a person based on their place in this groupthen hurray i have a must read for you

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Their world is from yours will be invaluable Whether you're an educator or a social health or legal services professional this breakthrough book gives you practical real world support and guidance to improve your effectiveness in working with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds Since 1995 A Framework for Understanding Poverty has guided. This was reuired reading last year at one of my buildings I would retitle it Reinforcing Poverty making stereotypes stick I found it to be extremely troubling


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    updated review WAIT STOP IF YOU PURCHASED OR ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING THIS BOOK YOU NEEDN'T DO IT SAVE YOURSELF SOME TIME AND GOOGLE MISEDUCATING TEACHERS ABOUT THE POOR A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RUBY PAYNE'S CLAIMS ABOUT POVERTY do you believe that ascribing to a middle class aesthetic is the pinnacle of existen

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    Payne's book is a perfect example of what is wrong with the conservative approach to education In this book sold to districts all over the country Payne peddles soft racism and discredited social theory based on her anecdotal observations rather than real researchIt’s a pretty appealing formula rather than address the r

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    This was reuired reading last year at one of my buildings I would retitle it Reinforcing Poverty making stereotypes stick I found it to be extremely troubling

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    This book came highly recommended from various TFA types It is horrible it is full of subtly veiled stereotypes and essentialization couched in psuedo pyschology from someone who claims to understand the lives of people living in poverty because she married someone who grew up in poverty I think this book could actually be really dangerous for the mindsets it reinforces while presenting itself as a compassio

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    Full of generalizations yes Entirely wrong no The role of language and story; Hidden rules among classes Characteristics of Generational Poverty are some of the better chapters There ARE rules of behavior and language in the middle

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    This is a controversial book to say the least featuring some very broad generalizations about poverty that lend themselves to stereotypes that are unhelpful and de politicizing The unexamined will control us and this book is about unexamined assumptions and the hidden social rules of each class that keep individuals pigeonholed and divided

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    I think I would like to run this book through a Social Science version of Mythbusters

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    I got Ms Payne's book based on some interesting excerpts that someone posted online The excerpts had to do with the different types of speech a

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    Dr Payne offers outstanding discourse on variations in socioeconomic outlooks and perspectives I used this uite a bit when dealing with offenders in my work as a probation parole officerPayne has an uncanny ability to vet