Dr. Duane Whitbeck
Phone: 620-235-4457 Fax: 620-235-4686
To support and extend the work of educators who assist those affected by poverty, through research and training.
The Center recognizes that the causes of poverty are multi-faceted and the effects of poverty are far-reaching. Our vision is to create a center that uses an interactive, multi-disciplinary approach involving partnerships between education and community - each partner pursuing individual, yet related goals - to increase student learning and improve the lives of those affected by poverty. In essence, the vision is about leveling the playing field to ensure that all children have an opportunity to learn. Consequently, the following vision statement has been adopted:
Vision Statement: All children will have an opportunity to learn, achieve, and reach their full potential, regardless of the economic conditions that surround them.
White Paper Document on the Center - This document outlines the Center's scope and purpose.
CONTACT INFORMATION For additional information regarding the Institute, contact: PSU College of Education at 620-235-4518 or Dr. Marilyn Dishman-Horst at 620-235-6134 or email Dr. Dishman-Horst at firstname.lastname@example.org
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