ERIC Number: ED365604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Homelessness in America: What Should We Do? Public Talk Series.
Niedergang, Mark; McCoy, Martha, Ed.
This program guide provides a forum for discussing the different beliefs that influence public policy about homelessness as well as policy goals. The central question is addressed in two parts: (1) what society ought to do for homeless people; and (2) laying out a range of possible answers for part 1. Four possible answers are discussed: help only those unable to work; provide the bare minimum of food and shelter for all; food and shelter are not enough--provide services and training; and ensure that everyone has adequate housing. In addition to an introductory letter, the following program information is included: (1) homelessness in the United States--a framework for discussion; (2) background information on the problem of homelessness; (3) what should be done about homelessness in the United States--ethical considerations and four approaches for dealing with homelessness; (4) supplementary reading; (5) suggestions for leading this discussion; (6) leading a study circle; (7) the role of the participant; (8) follow-up form; and (9) Study Circles Resource Center publications. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Discussion Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Leaders Guides, Poverty, Public Policy, Social Responsibility
Study Circles Resource Center, P.O. Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.
Identifiers: Study Circles