Educating Homeless Children and Adolescents: Evaluating Policy and Practice

Educating Homeless Children and Adolescents: Evaluating Policy and Practice

by James H. Stronge
     
 

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Recently, our country has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of homeless families with school-age children as well as in independent homeless youth. This national crisis concerns policymakers, educational administrators, and practitioners alike. With contributions from experts from a variety of disciplines, Educating Homeless Children and Adolescents…  See more details below

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Recently, our country has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of homeless families with school-age children as well as in independent homeless youth. This national crisis concerns policymakers, educational administrators, and practitioners alike. With contributions from experts from a variety of disciplines, Educating Homeless Children and Adolescents highlights the issues related to providing an education for homeless children and teens. Specifically, this inspiring volume provides an analysis of educational policy as it relates to this special, vulnerable population; offers practical strategies for effectively serving homeless students; and features a review of emerging homeless education programs that appear to successfully address the educational needs of homeless children and adolescents - so they, too, have an opportunity to become productive members of society. Timely and critical, Educating Homeless Children and Adolescents will stimulate provocative thinking for researchers and professionals in evaluation, policy studies, education, sociology, and political science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803944244
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/24/1992
Series:
SAGE Focus Editions Series, #144
Pages:
264

Meet the Author

James H. Stronge is the Heritage Professor in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. His research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality, and teacher and administrator evaluation. He has worked with numerous school districts and other educational organizations to design and implement evaluation systems for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. His work on effective teachers focuses on how to identify effective teachers and how to enhance teacher effectiveness. Dr. Stronge has presented his research at conferences such as American Educational Research Association and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, conducted workshops for national and state organizations, and worked with local school districts.

He has been a teacher, counselor, and district-level administrator. His doctorate is in the area of educational administration and planning from the University of Alabama.

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