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ERIC Number: ED001099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
Pages: 213
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PROPOSED CURRICULUM PROGRAM FOR TEXAS MIGRATORY CHILDREN.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
INTENSIVE THOUGHT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATING CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS IN TEXAS. A SURVEY WAS MADE TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF MIGRANT CHILDREN, GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS AFFECTED AND PATTERNS OF MIGRATION. A 6 MONTH SCHOOL SCHEDULE WAS EVOLVED, OFFERING 1,050 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION, 8 HOURS A DAY FOR APPROXIMATELY 27 WEEKS FROM DECEMBER TO JUNE. TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WERE THE FACTS THAT 80 TO 90 PERCENT OF THE MIGRANT CHILDREN IN TEXAS USE LITTLE ENGLISH, THAT CHILDREN WHO REMAIN IN THE MIGRATORY STREAM ARE TWO OR MORE YEARS EDUCATIONALLY RETARDED, AND THAT LENGTHENING OF THE SCHOOL DAY DOES NOT INSURE THAT THE ADDITIONAL TIME MAY ALL BE DEVOTED TO INTENSIVE ACADEMIC EFFORT. THE FIRST PRIORITY IN SUBJECT MATTER WOULD BE THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH. MATHEMATICS WOULD BE GIVEN THE SECOND PRIORITY, AND SOCIAL STUDIES THE THIRD PRIORITY. ATTENTION WOULD BE GIVEN TO EXPERIENCES DESIGNED TO EXTEND THE ORAL VOCABULARY OF THE CHILDREN, TO EMPHASIZE THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIVILEGES OF CITIZENSHIP AND TO INSTILL FAVORABLE BEHAVIOR ATTITUDES. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT A SELF-CONTAINED CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION BE FOLLOWED FOR THE FIRST 4 YEARS AND POSSIBLY THE FIFTH YEAR, WITH DEPARTMENTALIZATION FOR GRADES SIX, SEVEN, AND EIGHT. SCHEDULES OF CLASS TIME, DAILY AND YEARLY IN EVERY SUBJECT, GRADES 1-8 ARE GIVEN. FOR SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE, GYM, ART, MUSIC AND INDUSTRIAL ARTS, A GRADE OR CHRONOLOGICAL PLACEMENT IS RECOMMENDED. INDUSTRIAL ARTS AND HOMEMAKING WOULD BE TAUGHT TO STUDENTS OVER 13 YEARS OF AGE WHO HAD BEEN IN SCHOOL 5 OR MORE YEARS.
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: TEXAS; Texas (Austin)