Farmer Families

Changing Learner SIP Strand

Engaging the Changing Learner
“The achievement gap between children from high- and low-income families is roughly 30 to 40 percent larger among children born in 2001 than among those born twenty-five years earlier. In fact, it appears that the income achievement gap has been growing for at least fifty years…the growing income achievement gap does not appear to be a result of a growing achievement gap between children with highly and less-educated parents. Indeed, the relationship between parental education and children’s achievement has remained relatively stable during the last fifty years, whereas the relationship between income and achievement has grown sharply. Family income is now nearly as strong as parental education in predicting children’s achievement.”
-taken from “The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations” by Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University
As educators, we know that income disparity plays a role in student success; however, we also know that that disparity can be closed if the student and the student’s family are engaged in the learning process. This strand will investigate strategies for providing a strong home-school link and for creating learning environments that are highly engaging for the student. As our learners change, so too must we change.
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