What's Wrong with a Deficit Perspective?


by Randy Bomer, Joel E. Dworin, Laura May & Peggy Semingson - June 03, 2009

This reply to Ruby Payne’s response to Bomer, et al (2008) begins with a statement of areas of agreement between the authors and Payne. They then state that Payne’s work contains factual inaccuracies and that teachers need higher quality information about economically disadvantaged communities, families, and children. The reply goes on to discuss the disadvantages of educators’ holding deficit perspectives: harm to relationships between teachers and children and to the quality of instruction they receive, as well as harm in the relationships among family members and educators. The authors critique Payne’s use of research findings in her response and they rebut her suggestion that their position is deterministic.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 03, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15648, Date Accessed: 8/25/2019 1:32:20 AM

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