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Learning about poverty by students and teachers is an important way of creating awareness about poverty and building public support to eliminate it. Combat Poverty produced a range of information resources to support teachers in exploring issues of poverty and disadvantage with their students.
Our publications catalogue has information on all our publications - all of them are free and available for download.
There are three publications aimed particularly at teachers:
Information on poverty and social exclusion
Our website has a lot of information on poverty and related issues which you can use as a basis for classroom discussions and project ideas. The best starting point is the Poverty in Ireland section: the facts about poverty pages introduce the concept of poverty and summarise the latest data on how many people are poor and who is most affected by poverty. In this section you will also find information on how poverty is measured, maps showing the distribution of poverty in Ireland, and a glossary of terms commonly used in discussions about poverty.
Our links section has suggestions on where to go for further information on particular aspects of social exclusion you may be covering in class, such as homelessness, educational disadvantage, drug misuse and ethnic minorities.
Library and Information Service
Our library has a wide range of books, journals, reports and resource materials on poverty and social policy. It is located in our office in Mespil Road and you are welcome to visit and use it for reference. You can also search our online library catalogue to check if we have what you're looking for.
If you need more information or need clarification on terms used on our website and in our publications, contact our information service at 01 7043968 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Combat Poverty's education work
Combat Poverty worked to promote awareness of poverty among teachers and their students. Among our education initiatives were:
CSPE.ie: developed by Combat Poverty and a number of other organisations, this is a website aimed at CSPE teachers and students. It is structured around the units and concepts of the CSPE syllabus and has information, case studies and ideas for action relating to each course unit. Visit the site at www.cspe.ie.
Young Social Innovators: YSI is an innovative social education and action programme for 15-18 year-olds designed to get students involved in active learning and create links between the school and the community. Combat Poverty has been involved with YSI since its inception and sponsors an award at the annual YSI Showcase.
For information on how to get your school involved in YSI, visit www.youngsocialinnovators.ie.
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