A FRAMEWORK: UNDERSTANDING & WORKING WITH STUDENTS & ADULTS FROM POVERTY by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., is written for educators, social workers, probation officers, police, ministers, i.e. individuals who work with the poor. The book addresses eight resources: role of language, discourse, & story structure; hidden rules between & among the economic classes; situational poverty; hidden rules & patterns in generational poverty; support systems; role models & emotional rescues; discipline; creating relationships; & instructional interventions. The book is clearly & simply written; its purpose is to clarify issues in poverty. The research base is both qualitative & quantitative. Many interventions are given & explained. The book is available through RFT Publishing, 3411 Garth Road, Suite 229, Arapajo, Baytown, TX 77521 for $22.00. The publication date is 1995.Payne, Ruby K. is the author of 'Framework Understanding & Working With Students & Adult from Poverty.' with ISBN 9780964743748 and ISBN 0964743744.