Human Capital Not Just an Abstract Idea

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Posted by: Justicia | February 26, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/human-capital-not-just-an-abstract-idea/ Over the years, the term “human capital” has become the trump card for social scientists; the answer for everything.  For instance, if we have problems in poverty the answer is to invest in “human capital”– … Continue reading

After-school tutoring

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Posted by: melsal | February 26, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/after-school-tutoring/ Typically I’ve been working with girls on their math and reading skills, with more of an emphasis on reading.  The state tests are very complicated, which I think upsets the students at times.  They become … Continue reading

Caseworker

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Posted by: jwalradt | February 23, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/caseworker-the-daily-planet-health-and-the-environment/ Today I came to the Daily Planet prepared to give a presentation on hairy cell leukemia but found that Sheree, the temporary manager, had other plans for me. I was given three tasks. They were … Continue reading

Closing Chandler

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Posted by: astelfox | February 19, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/closing-chandler/ My experience at Chandler seems to be somewhat different than the experiences others in the class have had. There are only seventeen students in the class, and most are generally well-behaved. Additionally, there are two … Continue reading

Brainstorm Session

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Posted by: jwalradt | February 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/brainstorm-session-the-daily-planet-health-and-the-environment/ Today I discovered that I would be teaching weekly health info sessions to the clients at the Daily Planet. The staff there seemed to be under the impression that I was some type of science … Continue reading

Diabetes

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Posted by: jwalradt | February 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/diabetes-the-daily-planet-health-and-the-environment/ This week I gave my first health talk. A few of the clients suffer from diabetes so I decided to make diabetes the subject matter of the first talk. I tried to keep things relatively … Continue reading

“Zooing”: The Social Scientist’s Dilemma

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Posted by: Justicia | February 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/zooing-the-social-scientists-dilemma/ The weather was beautiful this weekend. It was sunny, but not too hot, breezy, but not too cold. In short, it was a perfect day to take a drive around Highland Park and do some … Continue reading

Observations at Chandler

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Posted by: lkmilam | February 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/observations-at-chandler/ I have visited Chandler twice this week and am continually overwhelmed by the disorganized fashion in which the school functions. From the teacher herself (whose desk is ridden with papers that took me an hour … Continue reading

Chandler and education reform

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Posted by: dversaci | February 17, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/chandler-and-education-reform/ From my experiences so far both in the classroom and at my service site, I am getting the feeling that the problem of chronic poverty rests on such a complex array of different issues that … Continue reading

Boaz and Ruth Life Skills

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Posted by: lf3yw | February 17, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/boaz-and-ruth-life-skills/ At Boaz and Ruth, I have not had a chance to have more than a casual conversation with participants in the program. Therefore, most of what I am learning is through observation of their interactions … Continue reading

Culture of Poverty

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Posted by: jerkulwater | February 12, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/culture-of-poverty/ At your sites or on your commute to your site, do you see signs of social disorganization in the Highland Park community or other evidence of the “culture of poverty” manifested?  Does Highland Park seem … Continue reading

First day at Chandler

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Posted by: Yasmin | February 11, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/first-day-at-chandler/ Last Friday was my first day at Chandler Middle School. Even before I walked into the school I was slightly intimidated by my surroundings but also in awe. There are beautiful homes less than a … Continue reading

First day at Overby-Sheppard

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Posted by: lorag19 | February 10, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/first-day-at-overby-sheppard/ Friday was a day of firsts for me. Friday was my first day volunteering at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School. Friday was my first day seeing the area of Highland Park. Friday was the first time since … Continue reading

Susan

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Posted by: jwalradt | February 7, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/07/susan-health-and-the-environment-daily-planet/ Today I “interviewed” Susan, one of the most unique and inspiring people I’ve ever met. Susan is homeless and is dying of stomach cancer. However she was not always homeless. She used to live and … Continue reading

Daily Planet Introduction

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Posted by: jwalradt | February 3, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/daily-planet-health-and-the-environment-introduction/ Today was my first day at the Daily Planet Medical Respite Site. Even though this is my third year at the University of Richmond I haven’t gotten to venture into the city of Richmond much, … Continue reading