Closing the Gap of the Educational Needs of Homeless Youth

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ISBN: 978-1-952092-03-9

Closing the Gap of the Educational Needs of Homeless Youth

By Dr. Tiffany G. Edwards

Edited by Dr. Ismail Sahin, Dr. Mack Shelley


The number of homeless children and youth in the United States is on the rise (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016). Between 2016 and 2017 in the Los Angeles County Homeless Count, there was a 41% increase in the number of homeless minors (The Los Angeles Service Authority, 2017). Education is key to bringing people out of poverty and ending the cycle of homelessness. Using a socio-psychological lens, this book presents a case study that examined the perceptions of six of the staff and volunteers at one site of the Griffon Learning Center, an organization trying to close the educational gaps of homeless children and youth. It also includes the perspectives of 12 children and youth who utilized their services. The data of this study include interviews, observations of a participant observer, ethnographic field notes, journal reflections, and document analysis. An examination of the relevant literature is included. Although this study cannot end the cycle of homelessness, it hopes to shed light on the issue and makes recommendations to organizations, school districts, politicians and legislatures, and educational researchers.


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Edwards, T.G. (2020). Closing the gap of the educational needs of homeless youth. I. Sahin & M. Shelley (Eds.). Monument, CO, USA: ISTES Organization.


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The "Closing the Gap of the Educational Needs of Homeless Youth" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

© 2020, ISTES Organization



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Cover Page & Contents

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The Context of Educational Needs of Homeless Youth

Tiffany G. Edwards

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Educating Homeless Children: The Literature

Tiffany G. Edwards

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Measuring the Need For Educating Homeless Youth

Tiffany G. Edwards

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Research Findings for the Education of Homeless Youth

Tiffany G. Edwards

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Implications for Educating Homeless Youths

Tiffany G. Edwards

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