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ERIC Number: ED002612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 7
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REPORT ON SCHOOLS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN, SUMMER 1960.
MANN, FRANK A.; AND OTHERS
A SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN OF MIGRATORY AGRICULTURAL WORKERS, CONDUCTED DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS IN FIVE PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES IN 1960, PROVIDED TRANSPORTATION, BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SNACKS, AND AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM WAS ORGANIZED TO HELP MIGRANT CHILDREN OVERCOME ACADEMIC RETARDATION BECAUSE OF IRREGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE A MORE SATISFACTORY ADJUSTMENT TO FURTHER SCHOOL EXPERIENCES. THE SCHOOL HAS HELPED 105 CHILDREN MAKE INTELLECTUAL, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL GAINS. CHILD LABOR HAS BEEN EFFECTIVELY REDUCED BECAUSE OF ATTENDANCE AT THE SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL WAS FINANCED BY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PRIVATE ORGANIZATION, FOUNDATIONS, BUSINESSES, CHURCHES, AND INDIVIDUALS. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED FINANCING SUMMER SCHOOLS AND OTHER PROGRAMS FOR THE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED, USING FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATION TO FINANCE THESE PROGRAMS, ARRANGING THE SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN ON A FLEXIBLE BASIS TO MEET THE IMPORTANT NEEDS OF THIS GROUP, AND PROVIDING INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES TO SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN IN CHILD CARE CENTERS.
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Authoring Institution: Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Lewisburg)