A Critical Analysis of the Research on Student Homelessness

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JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. Since the onset of the economic recession, rates of student homelessness have increased rapidly in urban, suburban, and rural school districts throughout the United States. Despite the widespread urgency of the issue, there is a lack of general coherence in the research about how diverse conditions of home lessness affect students and how schools and communities can best serve them. This literature review attempts to deepen scholars' understandings of such matters by examining (a) homeless students 'school experience in com parison to that of other students, (b) federal policy's shaping of homeless students' rights and opportunities, and (c) homeless students' key support mechanisms. The author suggests that these three focus areas provide foun dational insights into the nature and extent of students' opportunities to suc

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  • Peter M Miller

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