The Cloward-Piven Strategy


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At it's most basic, the Cloward-Piven Strategy aims to create change by doing what?

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1. When Cloward and Piven first proposed their strategy, which system were they targeting?

2. Why didn't Cloward and Piven like the welfare system?

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Work through the quiz and worksheet to gauge your knowledge of the Cloward-Piven Strategy. How this strategy works and its purpose are topics you'll see on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are covered on the quiz:

  • A system targeted by Cloward and Piven when they first proposed their strategy
  • A 1965 event that helped inspire Cloward and Piven
  • The city that the Cloward-Piven Strategy was most successful
  • How the Cloward-Piven Strategy creates change
  • Why Piven and Cloward didn't like the welfare system

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the purpose of the Cloward-Piven Strategy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the city where this strategy saw the most success and interpret it correctly

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  • Review racial riots in the 1960's
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  • Identify attitudes shared by Piven and Cloward