This study focused on the professional knowledge levels of the McKinney-Vento legislation and teaching attitudes toward homeless students among elementary schoolteachers in four Texas public schools. The four elementary schools used in this study are located in west and central Texas. The purpose of this research was to determine the degree to which professional knowledge of the McKinney-Vento legislation affect teaching attitudes toward homeless students among elementary schoolteachers in four Texas public schools. A cross-sectional survey was created to survey 87 Texas-certified elementary schoolteachers. Based on an exhaustive review of the literature, both teacher knowledge and attitudes of homelessness were identified to influence homeless student teaching strategies. Descriptive statistical analysis reflected that the majority of teachers in this study had substantial knowledge of the McKinney-Vento legislation and positive attitudes toward homeless students. However, correlational statistics indicated that a positive correlation did not exist between teachers’ level of knowledge of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Subtitle VII-B and their attitudes toward homeless students.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 70/04, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational tests & measurements, Elementary education, Public policy|
|Keywords:||Elementary teachers, Homeless, Homeless education, Knowledge and attitude measurement, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Teacher training, Texas, Texas public education|
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