Teaching Children Who Are Homeless

Teaching Children Who Are Homeless

GRADES: Primary
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how urban, young adults assessed received social supports (Vaux, 1988) during homelessness in high school. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness (2007), approximately 1 to 1.5 million youth under the age of 18 in America experience at least one incident of homelessness each year...
This sourcebook is intended to help educators discover new and effective ways to serve the students experiencing homelessness in their own districts. (Authors) Each chapter addresses an important aspect of an effective homeless education program. Chapter one explores the liaison’s role and gives criteria for selecting the right person for the job...
Only five per cent of British Columbia's population has First Nation or Metis ancestry. But find yourself on Vancouver's notorious East Hastings strip, and you could be forgiven for thinking the ratio was much higher. The neighbourhood is no reflection of British Columbia's entire Aboriginal population, nor is it where most live. What the...
Runaway and homeless youth (RHY) fall through the holes of society’s safety net daily. They fall outside of many of the societal institutions that provide vital links to programs and services that could help them overcome homelessness and become productive members of society. One of these vital institutions is schools. Schools - teachers,...
Children represent the fastest growing homeless demographic in the United States. Homeless children are more likely to do poorly in school than children who are housed. Download the summary (PDF)Educational Policy and Reform for Homeless Students: An Overview was published in the Journal of Education and Urban Society, Volume 38, Issue 3 in 2006...
Education is largely regarded as the silver bullet to overcoming poverty. How ironic, then, that a recent study shows poverty has a serious impact on children's ability to get an education. The study, completed last fall, shows rural poverty, especially in the Centre and North Hastings areas, as well as in pockets of Prince Edward County, is...

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