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Poverty and the children our schools: How is poverty defined in Canada? What is the prevalence of poverty in Ontario? In Hamilton? How is it affecting the children in our schools? What can schools, and teachers do to make learning more inclusive? What community supports are available? What learning materials are available?
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1/10/18, 8’22 pm Page 1 of 1 PSOL AS301 Seminar Assignment Thursdays Weight: 20% of Final Grade In groups of 5-6 people, select ONE of the following topics to research and present your findings to the class on September 27 and October 4 (Date to be assigned to your group in class). Poverty and the children our schools: How is poverty defined in Canada? What is the prevalence of poverty in Ontario? In Hamilton? How is it affecting the children in our schools? What can schools, and teachers do to make learning more inclusive? What community supports are available? What learning materials are available? Aboriginal education: Who are the Aboriginal peoples in Ontario, where do they live, and where do they go to school? What are the most recent indicators of their school achievement? What can educators, most of whom are non-Aboriginal, do to create inclusive classrooms and encourage high achievement for Aboriginal students? What are Aboriginal authorities doing about educational issues? What does the future hold? Note: this topic is different from the history of Residential Schools, but will have some connections. The topic is present and future oriented. Early school leavers: “drop outs”, “push outs”, and “pull outs”: The school completion rates in Ontario and Canadian schools, in general, consistently show that we continue to underserve anywhere from 25-30% of our school population. Please explore reasons for the alarming rates of early school leavers, and shed light on what communities can, and are being called to do to affect change in this regard. Assignment Instructions: Research your Topic: Your group is expected to gain knowledge of your topic and to share this with your classmates. The level of knowledge must be meaningful to you and to your audience. You must utilize credible sources to support your findings. Presentation Format: The format of your presentation is your choice. Do keep in mind that the effectiveness of your presentation will increase with the…

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