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ERIC Number: EJ1171369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Spaces, Places, and Policies: Contextualizing Student Homelessness
Pavlakis, Alexandra E.
Educational Researcher, v47 n2 p134-141 Mar 2018
Students and families experience homelessness and high mobility (HHM) in vastly different ways. Yet, popular media, academic scholars, and practitioners often overlook this diversity. Building on a 2012 special issue of "Educational Researcher," I discuss recent research that highlights the heterogeneity of HHM student and families. In particular, I focus on the ways in which residential space (e.g., shelter, doubling up with friends, or living in relatively independent accommodations) and geographic place (e.g., urban, suburban, or rural areas) shape educational opportunities and experiences. In doing so, I attend to various policies that help shape where and how families live and where and how they experience schooling. Future research questions and implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A