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ERIC Number: EJ922202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
An Examination of the McKinney-Vento Act and Its Influence on the Homeless Education Situation
Miller, Peter Michael
Educational Policy, v25 n3 p424-450 May 2011
This article describes the central elements of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and, drawing from Spillane's distributed leadership perspective, examines the policy's impact on the homeless education situation. Although the initial passing and subsequent revisions to McKinney-Vento are depicted as providing numerous benefits for students who are homeless, its full actualization is seen to be inhibited by several intra- and interorganizational leadership issues at school, community, and state levels. After analyzing some of the common barriers to McKinney-Vento's full implementation, several recommendations and implications for practice are posited. (Contains 4 figures, 4 tables, and 11 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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987