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Educating Homeless Children and Adolescents: Evaluating Policy and Practice
     

Educating Homeless Children and Adolescents: Evaluating Policy and Practice

by James H. Stronge (Editor)
 

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One of the most enigmatic issues of contemporary homelessness is that of schooling. The phenomenon of homeless families with school-age children, as well as a growing population of independent school-age youths, has served to focus homelessness as an issue of concern for policy makers, educational administrators and practitioners.

The book provides an analysis of

Overview

One of the most enigmatic issues of contemporary homelessness is that of schooling. The phenomenon of homeless families with school-age children, as well as a growing population of independent school-age youths, has served to focus homelessness as an issue of concern for policy makers, educational administrators and practitioners.

The book provides an analysis of educational policy as it relates to this special population, offers practical strategies for effectively serving homeless children, and features a review of emerging homeless education programmes that appear to be successfully addressing the educational needs of homeless children and adolescents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803944251
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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