DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
Leadership and Higher Education
Doctor of Education (Ed.D)
Alayne Sullivan, Ph.D.
Greg Hamilton, Ed.D.
Carol Ann Franklin, Ed.D.
social sciences; education; homeless; Mckinney-Vento; poverty; social capital
Education | Educational Leadership
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.
Garretson-Tremayne, Jenna, "The Educational Experiences of Homeless Students: A Need for Social Capital" (2016). Ed.D. Dissertations in Leadership for Educational Justice. 2.