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ERIC Number: ED001087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 389
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ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOLING OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND IGNORANCE.
FASICK, FRANK; MARCSON, SIMON
TWO BASIC PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN GENERALLY, AND MIGRANT CHILDREN IN PARTICULAR, WITH THE EDUCATION THEY NEED TO IMPROVE THEIR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC POSITION ARE PRESENTED. THE FIRST PROGRAM IS BASED UPON THE FRAMEWORK OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM, AND WOULD EXPAND THE USE OF KINDERGARTEN AND NURSERY SCHOOLS, IMPROVE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, INTRODUCE A STUDY-SUBSIDY PROGRAM IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, AND PERHAPS TRY TO IMPROVE THE FAMILY SITUATION WITH ALLOWANCES OR WAGE INCREASES. THE SECOND SUGGESTED PROGRAM WOULD CONSIST OF RESIDENTIAL OR CAMP SCHOOL PROGRAMS FROM NURSERY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. STUDY REVEALS THAT ACTION IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY, THE LONGER IT IS POSTPONED THE MORE UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN ARE CONDEMNED TO LEAD THE LIVES OF THEIR PARENTS. THIS RESEARCH REVEALS THE BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MIGRANTS. IN THE U.S. TODAY THERE ARE ONE MILLION MIGRANT WORKERS, HALF OF THEM UNDER 14. THIS STUDY WAS MADE AMONG MIGRANTS IN NEW JERSEY, WHERE NEGRO CHILDREN OUTNUMBERED PUERTO RICAN, WITH ONLY A HANDFUL OF WHITES. IN SUMMER SCHOOLS CONDUCTED FOR THESE CHILDREN, THERE APPEARS TO BE A 2/3 TURNOVER FROM YEAR TO YEAR, LEADING TEACHERS TO CONCLUDE THAT PARENTS USE THE SCHOOL AS DAY CARE CENTERS UNTIL THE CHILD IS OLD ENOUGH TO BECOME A PRODUCTIVE WORKER. PARENTS HAVE LACK OF CONTACT WITH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES AND THEIR ATTITUDES CONFLICT WITH THEIR EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS FOR CHILDREN. THEY SHOW CONSIDERABLE PRIDE IN THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OF CHILDREN. TEXT IS ACCOMPANIED BY NUMEROUS TABLES AND INTERVIEWS.
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Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.
Identifiers: NEW JERSEY