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ERIC Number: ED002406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jun-29
Pages: 22
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PART TIME CITIZENS, NOTES FOR INTERDEPARTMENTAL CONFERENCE ON MIGRANTS IN KANSAS.
LATTIMORE, H.M.
NOTES BASED ON A 25-REFERENCE BIBLIOGRAPHY WHICH CONTAINED STUDIES ON MIGRANT FAMILIES AND PILOT PROJECTS ESTABLISHED TO AID MIGRANTS WERE PRESENTED. ONE STUDY FOUND THAT THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF MIGRANT CHILDREN INCLUDED RETARDATION AND FRUSTRATION. MIGRANT CHILDREN ENTERED SCHOOL LATE, WERE SLOW AND UNCERTAIN, HAD LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES, AND BY THEIR SECOND YEAR WERE RETARDED BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN HELD BACK IN THE FIRST GRADE. SOME LOCAL SCHOOL AUTHORITIES FAILED TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY LACKED KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS. STEPS TO ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY MIGRANTS INCLUDED PUBLISHING STORIES ABOUT LOCAL PROGRAMS, DIRECTING ATTENTION TO NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY, FINDING OUT HOW OTHER COMMUNITIES WORK WITH MIGRANTS, STUDYING ARTICLES ABOUT MIGRANTS, FINDING PEOPLE AND AGENCIES WHO CAN HELP, AND DEVELOPING A GUIDE SHEET FOR STARTING A COMMUNITY PROGRAM. TRENDS IN PROGRAMS FOR MIGRANT WORKERS INCLUDED AN EMPHASIS ON EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ON SCHOOL ENTRANCE AND ATTENDANCE. STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS AND STATE UNIVERSITIES HELPED IN THE EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. ALSO, PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES FOR MIGRANTS WERE STARTED BY CHURCH GROUPS OR OTHER AGENCIES HAVING A FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR HEALTH NEEDS. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS CAN BE IMPROVED BY DEVELOPING SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND UPGRADED SYSTEMS, OFFERING SPECIALIZED TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS, PROVIDING BETTER FACILITIES AND DAY CARE CENTERS, CALLING CONFERENCES, PROMOTING STUDIES, AND ENACTING LEGISLATION.
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Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Kansas Council for Children and Youth.
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