ERIC Number: ED340148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Effective Programs for Special Education Students Who Are Homeless. ERIC Digest #E504.
Heflin, L. Juane
This digest, based on a larger document titled, "Homeless and in Need of Special Education," by L. Juane Heflin and Kathryn Rudy, focuses on educational aspects of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. Briefly discussed are: the effects of homelessness on children (e.g., increased health problems); the educational implications of homelessness (e.g., low attendance, unsatisfactory academic progress, poor self-concept); and the educator's role (e.g., encouraging interagency collaboration and providing remediation and tutoring of basic skills). Also noted is the McKinney Act's education portion, Title VII-B, which guarantees homeless children access to education, discourages districts from using restrictive enrollment criteria, and requires appointment of state coordinators who must identify special educational needs of homeless students. Includes 16 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Handicap Identification, Homeless People, Program Development, Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid, product no. E-504).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987