Report: Addressing Homelessness in Urban Schools
Report » Addressing Homelessness in Urban Schools
Lynn K. Wilder, Elizabeth J. Rotz , Amy W. Sonntag, Equity Alliance at ASU
National Institute for Urban School Improvement
This On Point is for all teachers who want to explore issues around homeless children. Students who experience homelessness are people first. Like their peers, they have unique hopes, dreams, cultural heritages, abilities, disabilities, and unique personality traits. As urban schools become more sophisticated in developing their support systems for students, it is important that systems stress personalization rather than generalization. The authors discussed that homelessness is a serious concern and in order for homeless students to be successful, they need the support of both school and community personnel.