ERIC Number: ED316629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Children without Homes. A Report by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
This annual report on the numbers of homeless children in Massachusetts and their educational experiences is based on information from the following six sources: (1) family, adolescent, and battered women shelters; (2) the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare (Welfare); (3) the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS); (4) school districts; (5) social service providers working with families in hotels and motels; and (6) personal interviews with homeless families and adolescents. The report is comprised of two main parts and two attachments. The first part, "The Reality," includes the following sections: (1) "Responses from Shelters and Social Service Providers," including discussions of the unique educational needs of homeless children and suggestions on helping homeless children stay in school; (2) "Perspectives of Homeless Children"; and (3) "The Children." The second part, "The Data," includes the following sections: (1) "Ages and Numbers of Homeless Children"; (2) "Changes in Numbers of Homeless Children: October 1988-November 1989"; (3) "School Experience of Homeless Children, Responses from School Personnel"; and (4) "Responses from School Districts." Attachment A comprises lists of May and November 1989 survey respondents from family shelters, battered women shelters, and adolescent shelters. Attachment B reports names of school districts and numbers of reported homeless children during the 1988-89 school year. The report includes 13 figures. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts