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ERIC Number: ED001100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 155
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KNOWING AND TEACHING THE MIGRANT CHILD.
SUTTON, ELIZABETH
CONTACT WITH NONMIGRANT CULTURES CREATES DETRIMENTAL INSECURITY FEELINGS IN MIGRANT CHILDREN. TEACHERS SHOULD BE WELL VERSED IN THEIR WAY OF LIFE AND IN METHODS OF HELPING THESE INDIVIDUALS ACQUIRE AN ADEQUATE SELF-CONCEPT. THE CHILD SHOULD BE MADE TO ASSIMILATE HIS SCHOOL EXPERIENCES RAPIDLY THROUGH ESTABLISHING A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AND RELATIONS WITH MIGRANT PERSONS. SCHOOLS SHOULD MODIFY THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL PATTERNS, CURRICULUM CONTENT, AND MATERIALS AND SHOULD DEVELOP SPECIALIZED EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS TO COMPENSATE FOR THE UNIQUE CHARACTER OF MIGRANT PARENTS. SCHOOLS SHOULD MODIFY THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL PATTERNS, CURRICULUM CONTENT AND MATERIALS AND SHOULD DEVELOP SPECIALIZED EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS TO COMPENSATE FOR THE UNIQUE CHARACTER OF MIGRANT EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS. PRIORITIES SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED IN THE TEACHING OF NECESSARY SKILLS, AND METHODS OF QUICK ACCURATE EVALUATION OF THE STUDENT SHOULD BE DEVELOPED. SCHOOLS SHOULD WORK WITH HEALTH FACILITIES AND PARENTS TO MEET THE HEALTH NEEDS OF THIS GROUP. PRACTICAL SKILLS SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED TO PREPARE THESE CHILDREN FOR THE UNIQUE DEMANDS PLACE UPON THEM. THEY SHOULD BE TAUGHT THAT THEIR TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE VALUABLE AND HOW TO BENEFIT FROM THEM. MIGRANT PROBLEMS CAN BEST BE RESOLVED THROUGH PROGRAMS OF COOPERATIVE STUDY AND ACTION ON LOCAL LEVELS. A SPECIAL EFFORT NEEDS TO BE MADE TO MAINTAIN ACCURATE RECORDS AND COMPREHENSIVE, UP-TO-DATE REPORTS ON MIGRANT CHILDREN TO AID THE RECEIVING SCHOOL AND TEACHER IN PLACING AND EVALUATING THE CHILD. ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE MAINTAINED THROUGH CHILD AND PARENTAL GUIDANCE BY REARRANGING SCHOOL VACATIONS SO THAT SCHOOLS REMAIN OPEN WHEN MIGRANTS ARE IN TOWN. THE PILOT PROJECT WAS CARRIED OUT BETWEEN 1954-57 IN THE AREAS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA AND NORTHHAMPTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA