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Kim, Jinhee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Homelessness is an important social issue relevant to "all" children's lives in the United States, yet it has been little explored in early childhood education. Navigating a multiple-case study that focuses on teacher candidates' experiences with homelessness in school, this study illustrates how homelessness is addressed in early…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Early Childhood Education, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers
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Wright, Travis; Nankin, Ilana; Boonstra, Kathryn; Blair, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
One in 30 American children experience homelessness, and yet educators are often unaware of the challenges these students face. Drawing on a qualitative study of 21 pre-service teachers (PSTs) interviewed at the completion of their early childhood/ESL teacher education program, the overall purpose of this study was to ascertain PSTs' reported…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Homeless People
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Manfra, Louis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A systematic review of research exploring the impact of homelessness on young children's school readiness skills in preschool and academic performance in early elementary school is presented. Fourteen studies were identified that included data exploring this association in preschool through Grade 3. Findings indicated that children experiencing…
Descriptors: Homeless People, School Readiness, Academic Achievement, Preschool Education
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Haskett, Mary E.; Armstrong, Jenna Montgomery; Tisdale, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The developmental status and social-emotional functioning of young children who are homeless has received inadequate attention in spite of high rates of homelessness among families with young children and the potentially negative impact of homelessness and associated stressors on children's well-being. The aim of this study was to gain…
Descriptors: Child Development, Homeless People, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Swick, Kevin J.; Williams, Reginald; Fields, Evelyn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
This article explores the dynamics of parenting while being in a homeless context. The mosaic of stressors involved in this homeless parenting process are explicated and discussed. In addition, resources and strategies that may support parenting are presented and discussed.
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Homeless People, Stress Variables, Parent Child Relationship
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Hinton, Stephanie; Cassel, Darlinda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This study researched the experiences of homeless families with young children between the ages of four and eight. Many families experience homelessness every year; therefore, it is important for early childhood educators to have an understanding of how homelessness affects families with young children so that educators can effectively serve the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Homeless People, Family Characteristics, Phenomenology
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Kim, Jinhee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Children make up half of the homeless population in the US, and of those, almost 50 percent are under age six. Homeless children face many different challenges in school. These children and their families have been invisible in school due to the indifference and stereotypes about them. This article focuses on early childhood pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Private Colleges
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Powers-Costello, Beth; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 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…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Teacher Attitudes
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Swick, Kevin J.; Williams, Reginald – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Single parent mothers who are homeless have distinct ideas about how to resolve their situations. This study explored the voices of single parent mothers who are homeless and attempted to articulate their major concerns and ideas as well as offering ideas to early childhood professionals related to these insights. The voices of these mothers are…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Mothers, Early Childhood Education, One Parent Family
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
By utilizing all of the voices of homeless children and families we can gain a better understanding of their needs and thus be more effective in designing programs that can support them in becoming more independent. This article reviews the importance of the voices of homeless preschool children and their parents as well that of the professionals…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Homeless People, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Homeless parents of young children confront several barriers to developing effective parenting skills and dispositions. Perhaps the major barrier is that of the negative stereotype that many people use to label them. They also often have not had positive parent role models and in many cases have had to deal with the issues of violence. Parent…
Descriptors: Role Models, Homeless People, Parent Education, Parent Role
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Homeless parents of young children face many stressors that erode their self-esteem. This article articulates these stressors and how they negatively impact homeless parents and their children. Strategies for helping parents empower themselves and their children are explained.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Parent Education, Young Children, Parents
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
High quality parent-child relations are essential to healthy development and learning in children. Homeless families experience many barriers to realizing the needed bonding and nurturance for having healthy relationships. This article explores the obstacles to the development of nurturing parent-child relations and offers strategies for…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Parent Child Relationship, At Risk Persons, Empowerment
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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Violence is one of the most prevalent elements in the lives of homeless families with young children. This violence may come in various forms: domestic violence, street violence, violence in one's childhood, witnessing violence, and other avenues and modes. Violence disrupts the normal bonding between parent and child. It isolates and degrades…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Young Children, Violence, Parent Child Relationship
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Powers-Costello, Elizabeth; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The perceptions teachers have of homeless children and their families are a significant influence on children and parents. These perceptions of teachers are explored from a social justice view and in relation to barriers that may impede teacher development of nurturing and supportive perspectives. Effective strategies for helping teachers…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children
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