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ERIC Number: EJ916125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
The Invisible Crisis: Connecting Schools with Homeless Families
Shields, Carolyn M.; Warke, Amy
Journal of School Leadership, v20 n6 p789-819 Nov 2010
Children and youth represent a growing proportion of the homeless population. Using the lens of transformative leadership, this multifamily case study explores the realities of homeless children, the challenges their families face, and the role of school leaders in ensuring that they receive a quality education. It recommends that leaders (1) recognize that homelessness is not a homogeneous experience, (2) ensure that all teachers understand the rights of the homeless according to the terms of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and (3) have the moral courage to develop strong relationships that help teachers address the unique needs of each child and family. (Contains 4 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987