Homeless Children: One of the Greatest Challenges


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Camilla Benbow, writer for the Tennessean, addresses homelessness among children as one of the "greatest challenges facing society today."

Benbow points at educational institutions to deliver supportive environments and more "individualized instruction, partial-credit and credit-recovery programs and deadlines" to children that consider their temporary housing arrangements such as giving them homework that can be completed on the same day. Benbow also stresses the importance of parenting education for the benefit of their children.


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Federal Programs Related to - Education, General/Other

Programs that provide opportunities for people in the community to acquire the knowledge, skills, desirable qualities of behavior and character, wisdom and general competence that will enable them to fully participate in and enjoy the social, political, economic and intellectual life of the community. Home-Based Education; Home Education; Home Schooling

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.

Federal Programs Related to - Educational Programs

Programs within the context of the formal educational system or offered as an adjunct to the traditional school curriculum which provide instructional services that are individualized or specialized to meet the special needs and interests of learners.

Use references: Bilingual Education; Compensatory Education; Cooperative Extension; Correctional Education; Discovery Learning; Extension Education; Extension Services; Independent Learning; Independent Study Programs; Migrant Child Education; Migrant Education; Multicultural Education; Prison Education; Self Directed Learning; Self Instruction; Self Teaching; University Extension





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