Title

Teachers' experiences with students who are homeless

Date of Award

2016

Degree Name

Ed.S. in School Psychology

Department

Department of Counselor Education & Human Services

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Susan Davies

Abstract

Children who are homeless are susceptible to educational challenges and academic hardships. They frequently experience academic, behavioral and emotional problems within the classroom. Classroom teachers who instruct these students often are not informed in advance and discover students are homeless by chance. This study examined how teachers discover their student is homeless; what supports the school provides for the teachers; and what supports, services, or training the teacher believe would have been beneficial to themselves or other teachers. Eight teachers were interviewed in this qualitative research study. Results of the present study may help to inform future educational services for students who are homeless.

Keywords

Teachers of homeless children Interviews, Teachers of homeless children Training of, Homeless students Identification, Education, Homeless, Teaching, Intervention, Teacher Experience, Teacher, McKinney-Vento, High School, Middle School

Rights Statement

Copyright 2016, author

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