ERIC Number: EJ933385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
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Reference Count: 22
Transforming Teacher Constructs of Children and Families Who Are Homeless
Powers-Costello, Beth; Swick, Kevin J.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v39 n3 p207-212 Aug 2011
The focus of this article is on articulating the importance of teacher development of constructs about homeless children and families and examining factors that influence teachers' perceptions of children and families who are homeless or at high-risk of becoming homeless. The article also explores some strategies to support teachers in transforming their perceptions of homeless children and provides case examples of how this process can work. Three case studies explore how teacher educators and practicing teachers can work together to reflect on their own perceptions of homeless children from high-poverty backgrounds and how educators were able to transform their own perceptions in being able to better serve their students.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Teacher Attitudes, Influences, Case Studies, Teacher Educators, Teachers
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