Confidence, Daily Planet, Health and the Environment

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Posted by: jwalradt | March 30, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/confidence-daily-planet-health-and-the-environment/ We have, on occasion, in class discussed the possibility of the existence of a culture of poverty and what this culture entails. More recently, observations I’ve made at the Daily Planet have lead me to … Continue reading

Overby’s librarian

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Posted by: rachelwildfeuer1 | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/overbys-librarian/ While doing the reading for Tuesday I kept thinking back on when I volunteered at Overby-Sheppard last year. Payne’s discussion of teacher’s adaptations to their environment reminded me of my experiences there. I helped out … Continue reading

The importance of Down to Earth Research

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Posted by: dancolosimo | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/the-importance-of-down-to-earth-research/ Over break I read Sudhir Venkatesh’s new book “Gang Leader for a Day.” It was a great book which showed (however reckless) the importance of sociological research. I truly believe that the best way to research … 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

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