Hidden in the Middle

The State of Homelessness in Middle Level Education

Authored by: Matthew J. Moulton

International Handbook of Middle Level Education Theory, Research, and Policy

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815358619
eBook ISBN: 9781351122115
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The author aims to inspire research that will re-humanize the identities and narratives surrounding young adolescents experiencing homelessness. Using the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 as a defining anchor, this chapter presents the widespread severity of homelessness in statistical terms and reviews extant academic literature. The chapter concludes with a call grounded in the middle level literature for further work with and for young adolescents experiencing homelessness.

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