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Rethinking Education and Poverty

In Rethinking Education and Poverty, William G. Tierney brings together scholars from around the world to examine the complex relationship between poverty and education in the twenty-first century. International in scope, this book assembles the best contemporary thinking about how education can mediate class and improve the lives of marginalized individuals.

In remarkably nuanced ways, this volume examines education's role as both a possible factor in perpetuating—and a tool for alleviating—entrenched poverty. Education has long been seen as a way out of poverty. Some critics, however, argue that educational systems mask inequality and perpetuate cycles of poverty and wealth; others believe that the innate resilience or intellectual ability of impoverished students is what allows those individuals to succeed. Rethinking Education and Poverty grapples in turn with the ramifications of each possibility.

Throughout these compelling, far-reaching, and provocative essays, the contributors seek to better understand how local efforts to reduce poverty through education interact—or fail to interact—with international assessment efforts. They take a broad historical view, examining social, economic, and educational polices from the postWorld War II period to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Although there is no simple solution to inequality, this book makes clear that education offers numerous exciting possibilities for progress.

About the Author

William G. Tierney is the Wilbur Kieffer Professor of Higher Education and the co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California. He is the coeditor of Postsecondary Play: The Role of Games and Social Media in Higher Education.

Reviews

"This landmark book represents a highly original and substantial contribution to the literature on poverty and education. The diverse authors Tierney has collected are luminaries in the field, and their scholarship and theoretical insights are equal to their reputations."—Kenneth M. Kempner, Southern Oregon University
The Johns Hopkins University Press

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Diversifying Digital Learning

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Postsecondary Play

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New Players, Different Game

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