ERIC Number: ED348149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Inclusion: Suggestions for Helping Homeless Children and Youth in Schools.
Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Office for Homeless Education.
This booklet for teachers and administrators presents suggestions for addressing the needs of homeless children as they enter school, and for helping the children feel safe, comfortable, part of the group, able to contribute and participate, and important and valued. Tips and recommendations are presented under the following headings: (1) school enrollment; (2) school orientation; (3) student assessment; (4) the classroom; (5) academics; (6) homework; (7) additional considerations; and (8) help that parent/teacher or volunteer organizations can provide. The booklet concludes by listing educators' objectives for homeless students and by referring readers with questions to the Maine Department of Education's Office for Homeless Education. (AC)
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Techniques, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Homeless People, Homework, Parent School Relationship, School Orientation, Secondary School Students, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Office for Homeless Education.