ERIC Number: ED339167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Homeless and in Need of Special Education. Exceptional Children at Risk: CEC Mini-Library.
Heflin, L. Juane; Rudy, Kathryn
This booklet examines the plight of homeless families who have children who need special educational services. It explores the magnitude of homelessness among families, provides empirical descriptions of homeless populations, and identifies factors contributing to the rising incidence of homelessness in the United States. Specific effects of homelessness on children and youth are considered. The booklet also discusses educational implications and documents federal programs that have been enacted to attempt to meet the educational needs of students who are homeless. Implications for teachers in relation to children with special needs and general teaching strategies are provided. Barriers to the provision of educational services are delineated and discussed in terms of their implications for administrators. The final chapter presents recommendations for program development and administration. Resources and contact information for programs are provided at the end of the booklet. (63 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, Federal Programs, Homeless People, Incidence, Program Development, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 (Stock No. P353: $8.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 774-784.