Publication Date

4-30-2016

DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.26716/redlands/doctor/2016.2

Department

Leadership and Higher Education

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Dissertation Chair

Alayne Sullivan, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Greg Hamilton, Ed.D.

Carol Ann Franklin, Ed.D.

Keywords

social sciences; education; homeless; Mckinney-Vento; poverty; social capital

Disciplines

Education | Educational Leadership

Abstract

Homeless students are one of the most underserved populations in public schools. As population numbers of homeless minors has increased, little efforts have been made to educate and train staff members in meeting their unique needs. The personal narratives of the homeless youth in this study expose needed improvements within public schools and teacher preparation programs. The study connects the concepts of a caring mentor to one who increases a student’s social capital, as primarily defined by Bourdieu and Anyon. It argues that there is a vital demand to improve federal and state policy, teacher preparation programs, and social networks to assist this growing population of students.

Comments

ISBN: 9780438815315

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