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A Framework for Understanding Poverty 5th Edition

Narrated by: Ruby K. Payne
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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When viewed through an economic lens, poverty can be defined as an absence of resources. Since 1995, Framework's basic premise is that the middle-class understandings of those who work with children and adults in poverty are often ill-suited for connecting with and helping people build up resources and rise out of poverty. Now, 18 years and 1.5 million copies later, Framework: A Cognitive Approach has been revised, updated and expanded.

The 5th edition features an enhanced chapter on instruction and achievement; greater emphasis on the thinking, community, and learning patterns involved in breaking out of poverty; plentiful citations, new case studies, and data: more details findings about interventions, resources, and causes of poverty, and a review of the outlook for people in poverty and those who work with them. This audiobook is read by the author, Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.

©2012 AHA PROCESS INC (P)2013 AHA PROCESS INC

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interesting read, bad audio book.<br />

lots of good information. multiple references to charts that you need to see, not hear.

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excellent practical guide

as a teacher, I really appreciate it the the practicals when addressing students from the property class. Even though I grew up in poverty myself, I have forgotten so many important resources that students need today in my classroom

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Physical book might have helped.

I am not a teacher. My goal for 2018 is to learn about homelessness. So I tried this book. Chapter 1 is very difficult to listen to. I didn't have the framework to listen. There are so many references to charts & lists that the audio book falls short. Just get the book. Author clearly has 1st hand experience on the issues. Book is probably very helpful to those actively working with those in poverty.

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Loved this book!

I'm a school counselor and this book was so informative and I will definitely implement suggested ideas.

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Great book, narrator a bit slow

A very thoughtful look through poverty and differences in class focusing on mechanisms rather than race. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand people better.

However, Ruby Payne as a narrator is slow and plodding. Several chapters run very slow and I recommend speeding it up to 1.25 or 1.5

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Interesting

Not crazy about the narration, but I greatly enjoyed the observations about poverty as compared to the middle and wealthy classes and how to support learning in the schools.

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Amazingly insightful!

I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, and I thought we were poor. I was so naive!! This book gave me a new perspective which will allow me to look at individuals and their behaviors with less judgement and more compassion and empathy.

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Terrific book!

Wow!! This book was amazing. The work is excellent! I am glad I read Framework.

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great research, but get the print book

pretty much useless as an audio book because it references so many charts. author's voice is unpleasant

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respectful and informative

As the author says in the appendix, this book gives language to my experience of poverty, middle class, and wealth. Having good language is key. And this language is not only informative, but it also respects all people in all experiences. The value of this book, therefore, will reach deep and wide in my life.