ERIC Number: EJ851447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Leadership Practice in Service of Homeless Students: An Examination of Community Perceptions
Miller, Peter M.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v41 n3 p222-250 Sep 2009
This qualitative study examines the collaboration and leadership practice that influences the education of homeless students in a large Mid-Atlantic city. The perspectives of administrators and staff members from three homeless shelters are analyzed with insights from Spillane's (Distributed leadership, 2006) distributed leadership theory. Findings from the study indicate that differences in shelter and school structures and cultures present significant obstacles to productive communication that would facilitate homeless children's schooling. Several structural and programmatic recommendations are made towards developing more effective leadership practice among schools and shelters.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership, Urban Areas, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, School Culture, Environmental Influences, Interpersonal Communication, Emergency Shelters, Barriers, Access to Education
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