The poverty paradox - poor practitioners supporting families in poverty

Lyndon, S. (2021) The poverty paradox - poor practitioners supporting families in poverty. The Early Education Journal (95). ISSN 1082-3301

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Abstract

I am a lecturer at the University of Chichester and for many years I have run workshops about poverty for Early Childhood undergraduate students. During our discussions, I have been struck by how we can understand poverty in very different ways. This paper explores the ‘poverty paradox’, how early years practitioners working in a sector which is under paid, undervalued and struggling to survive can be part of a solution to alleviate poverty for children and families. Drawing on my doctoral research I explore how early years practitioners' understandings of poverty and how these might challenge inequalities or sustain negative stereotypes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Childhood
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Depositing User: Sandra Lyndon
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 14:26
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2022 00:10
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6086

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