ERIC Number: ED369867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Homeless Children: The Responsibilities of Educators.
Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This booklet is intended to help educators and school personnel address the serious national problem of homelessness among children. It is very likely that there are homeless children in any given school jurisdiction. Some of the educational needs of these children are outlined, and suggestions are given for actions that people within state or local agencies, schools, and shelters might take to ensure an appropriate education for them. Information was obtained through telephone interviews with homeless project staff, visits to state and local schools and programs, and literature reviews. Specific problems that are addressed are (1) ensuring access to schools, (2) meeting the personal needs of homeless children, (3) providing academic support systems, and (4) collaborating with other agencies to provide services to the homeless population. Descriptions of school district and local school efforts provide examples of ways schools can work toward the requirements of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. Additional support services are listed, and some specific suggestions are given for administrators, secretaries, teachers, counselors, other school personnel, shelter providers, and state and local service providers. (Contains 67 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Agency Cooperation, Children, Cooperation, Coordination, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Homeless People, Low Income Groups, Needs, Poverty, School Personnel, School Responsibility, Services, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987