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ERIC Number: ED001092
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 45
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SELECTED STATE PROGRAMS IN MIGRANT EDUCATION.
HANEY, GEORGE E.
METHODOLOGY OF THIS STUDY WAS TO SEND A QUESTIONNAIRE TO STAFF MEMBERS OF SEVEN STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION WHO WERE IN SOME WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EDUCATION OF MIGRATORY CHILDREN WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE STATES--CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, OREGON, AND PENNSYLVANIA. FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY WERE AS FOLLOWS--MIGRATORY CHILDREN ATTEND SCHOOL IRREGULARLY, BECOME ACADEMICALLY RETARDED, AND POSE FUTURE EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS FOR SOCIETY. OPPOSITION TO THE EDUCATION OF THESE CHILDREN OFTEN COMES FROM LOCAL CITIZENS AS WELL AS THE MIGRANTS. INCREASE PLANNING AND ACTION AT THE STATE LEVEL IS HELPING TO OVERCOME SOME OF THE PROBLEMS. SUMMER SCHOOLS ARE ONE MEANS OF IMPROVING THESE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. THE REPORTED AVERAGE COST OF THESE IN 1961, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, WAS $1,057 PER TEACHER AND $67 PER PUPIL. SIX OF THE SEVEN STATES PROVIDED 100 PERCENT REIMBURSEMENT FOR THESE SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR LOCAL DISTRICTS. CALIFORNIA PROVIDED 75 PERCENT. THE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONDENTS INDICATED A NEED FOR FUTHER RESEARCH AND PLANNING IN MANY AREAS OF EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY INTERSCHOOL AND INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS, AN IMPROVED CURRICULUM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN, STANDARDIZED TRANSFER RECORDS, AND SHORT UNITS OF STUDY. (NINE TABLES ARE INTEGRAL TO THE STUDY.)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA