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Homelessness Comes to School
     

Homelessness Comes to School

by Joseph F. Murphy, Kerri J. Tobin
 

The seminal work on homeless students and our responsibility to educate them

Homelessness Comes to School provides substantial and far-reaching research that describes the plight of homeless children, the legal framework surrounding the issue, and ways to work together toward a solution. The text also

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The seminal work on homeless students and our responsibility to educate them

Homelessness Comes to School provides substantial and far-reaching research that describes the plight of homeless children, the legal framework surrounding the issue, and ways to work together toward a solution. The text also outlines effective intervention programs and includes specific guidelines for teaching homeless students. Topics covered include:

  • A history of homelessness, including its demographic patterns, causes, and impact on society
  • The various programs schools have implemented to address the problem
  • How schools, parents, and external community agencies can work together to educate homeless students

Editorial Reviews

William G. Tierney
"One measure of a society is to look to those who are most helpless and see how society treats them. Murphy and Tobin offer a sobering assessment of how the United States treats one of our most vulnerable and least understood populations—homeless youth. No child wants to be homeless and the stigma attached to homelessness almost assures they will not be treated fairly, without societal protections. They are prone to social isolation, health problems, and victimization, to name but a few. Murphy and Tobin’s book patiently, dispassionately, and depressingly outlines the demographic, socio-historical, and psychological challenges homeless youth face, making it a helpful resource for those who work with at-risk youth. This book is the most comprehensive analysis of homeless youth that exists."
James Stronge
"Homelessness Comes to School provides a fresh look at one of the most challenging issues facing educators worldwide: How to best support children and youth experiencing homelessness. Joe Murphy and Kerri Tobin offer a comprehensive text thatall educatorswill find valuable in helping these students gain access to and experience success in school."
James A. Cox
"From handling absenteeism and expulsion to ensuring access and understanding the impact of homelessness on kids, this is a wide-ranging blend of research results and applied solutions perfect for any urban educator's library."
R. Roth
"The authors look at five general categories of homeless school-age children and consider the damaging impact of no home or no consistent home on them. They believe ending child homelessness is within reach, if it is made a priority by policy makers. Recommended."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452269504
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
714 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph F. Murphy is the Frank W. Mayborn Chair and associate dean at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University, where he was the William Ray Flesher Professor of Education.

In the public schools, he has served as an administrator at the school, district, and state levels, including an appointment as the executive assistant to the chief deputy superintendent of public instruction in California. His most recent appointment was as the founding president of the Ohio Principals Leadership Academy. At the university level, he has served as department chair and associate dean.

He is past vice president of the American Educational Research Association and was the founding chair of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). He is co-editor of the AERA Handbook on Educational Administration (1999) and editor of the National Society for the Study of Education (NSSE) yearbook, The Educational Leadership Challenge (2002).

His work is in the area of school improvement, with special emphasis on leadership and policy. He has authored or co-authored 18 books in this area and edited another 12. His most recent authored volumes include Understanding and Assessing the Charter School Movement (2002), Leadership for Literacy: Research-Based Practice, PreK-3 (2003), Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement (2005), Preparing School Leaders: Defining a Research and Action Agenda (2006), and Turning Around Failing Schools: Lessons From the Organizational Sciences.

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