Teachers' experiences with students who are homeless

Date of Award


Degree Name

Ed.S. in School Psychology


Department of Counselor Education & Human Services


Advisor: Susan Davies


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.


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

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