The Relationship Between Homeless Children and Academic Achievement
$12.00 [3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]
CEU Course Description
The purpose of this CPE/Profesional Development course is to provide an overview of research that evaluates the relationship between homelessness and academic achievement among school-aged children and youth in the United States. This CPE course was developed using information from the National Center For Homeless Education, which describes child and family homelessness in the United States since 1980, the history of the McKinney-Vento Act which addressed the educational barriers and challenges encountered by homeless children, and various research studies and methodologies pertaining to homelessness and education. This CPE course would be appropriate for Teachers, Counselors, School Psychologists, or any other professionals who are interested in gaining new information about this very important subject.
CEU Course Objectives
1. Summarize trends in child, youth, and family homelessness from the late 1980s to the present.
2. Identify policies and practices that link homeless children and youth to educational supports and services.
3. Review research studies that examine the relationship between homelessness and academic achievement, while evaluating the need for further research.
4. Discuss commonly utilized methodologies and challenges in conducting research on homeless and highly mobile populations.
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