A Framework for Understanding Poverty:

A Cognitive Approach for Educators, Policymakers, Employers, and Service Providers


Ann Dolence and Nicole Steinsberger

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Enroll at any time.
  • Completion time frames vary for courses listed, but most take 3 or 4 months to complete.
  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree if registering for credit.

This online course explores how a persons’ experience of generational poverty can influence success in school and work. The course is comprised of 12 modules. The modules offer research and interventions about understanding poverty that teachers may consider adopting to improve classroom settings and student learning experiences.

Learning Objectives

Individuals in this course will:

  • Develop an awareness of economic class as it relates to fulfilling ones’ potential
  • Identify the tools and resources necessary to become educated
  • Providing intervention strategies
  • Increase the intergenerational transfer of knowledge
  • Understand the thinking in generational poverty
  • Helping to understand the situated-learning reality of generational poverty so that individuals can successfully make the transfer to the decontextualized world of school and work.

Cancellation Policy:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after registering for the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided. Please e-mail CEA at cea@continuingeducationassociates.com to request to cancel your completed registration.