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ERIC Number: EJ853944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0013-161X
Boundary Spanning in Homeless Children's Education: Notes from an Emergent Faculty Role in Pittsburgh
Miller, Peter M.
Educational Administration Quarterly, v45 n4 p616-630 2009
Purpose: This From the Field article describes an emerging model of boundary spanning leadership in homeless education. Drawing from the pilot program that is being implemented in conjunction with the Homeless Children's Education Fund in Pittsburgh, the article identifies areas of promise and potential limits to university faculty involvement with schools, shelters, and other community institutions as they engage pressing issues related to the schooling of students who are homeless. Implications: Situated within the rapidly declining economic situation--where numbers of homeless students are skyrocketing--this area of leadership inquiry and practice is especially significant. This article suggests that boundary spanning individuals and systems can facilitate efficient homeless education practice within and among schools, universities, and shelters. (Contains 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania