ERIC Number: ED426003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Homeless Mothers: Their Lives, Their Identities, and Their Children's Education.
Young, Michelle D.
This ethnographic study focuses on two homeless mothers and their efforts to support their families. The study reveals how the mothers came to be homeless and how this experience has affected them. The work examines the experiences of the mothers with and perceptions of their children's education as well as the roles the mothers play in the educational process, ways in which the mothers supported their children's education, both formally and informally, and the factors which acted as barriers and supports in this process. The study provides insight into how educators and social service providers might support women and their families to ensure their children receive a free and quality education while they are homeless. The sections of the paper include: (1) a review of recent literature; (2) description of the study and methods used to collect data; (3) findings of the study; and (4) conclusions and implications. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).