Webinar: Dr. Paul Gorski - Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty - Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap


This video was produced by The Social Planning Network of Ontario in partnership with YouthREX.

HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:

The Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) Community of Practice on Equity and Inclusion for Low-Income Students and Families is pleased to be partnering with leading experts and voices in the field to bring you this unique webinar series that looks at the impacts of poverty and classism on low-income students and their families.

The first interview in this series featured Dr. Paul Gorski - educator, professor, author, and equity champion - in partnership with Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX).

Paul presented the most recent version of his book, Reaching & Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap. He discussed Equity Literacy as a framework for exploring and challenging all intersecting forms of discrimination. He also introduced the Opportunity Gap - which removes responsibility for academic outcomes from the students and places it squarely on the system’s failure to address the inequities faced by low-income students that significantly reduce their chances for success - as the preferred alternative to the Achievement Gap.

Webinar Resources:

SPNO & YouthREX. (2018, November 19). Dr. Paul Gorski - Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty - Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap on Vimeo [Video file]. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/302095202

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