ERIC Number: ED463335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Imagine the Possibilities: Sourcebook for Educators Committed to the Educational Success of Students Experiencing Homelessness.
This sourcebook assembles the results of research on educating homeless students and offers classroom strategies for people working with homeless students, providing training tools to strengthen programs and practices in schools and shelters. Chapter 1, "Increasing Awareness about Students Experiencing Homelessness," defines homelessness, describes its causes and impact on children and youth, and offers suggestions for raising awareness of the situation. Chapter 2, "Overcoming Barriers," identifies school enrollment and attendance hurdles that homeless families with children face most frequently, offering strategies to promote better access to schooling. Chapter 3, "School and Classroom Practices That Work," describes curricular, instructional, behavior management, and life skills activities that foster educational, social, and personal success. Chapter 4, "Not Schools Alone," describes the values of schools, families, and communities working together, suggesting ways to partner to support homeless people. Chapter 5, "Planning Presentations and Workshops," offers a set of sample agendas for various types of presentations and workshops to increase community awareness of homelessness. Chapter 6, "References, Resources, and Curricula," lists background materials, children's books, curricula, videos, and online resources for additional information and training tools. Each chapter provides examples of materials and activities, including overheads and handouts. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Attendance, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Family Involvement, Family Literacy, Homeless People, Resilience (Personality), School Community Relationship, School Role, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Workshops
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles.
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA. Northern California Comprehensive Assistance Center.
Note: Prepared in partnership with the Southern California Comprehensive Assistance Center of the Los Angeles County Office of Education.