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ERIC Number: ED002619
Record Type: RIE
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THE HAVE-NOTS.
GULMON, LYNN
MIGRANT CHILDREN ARE DEPRIVED IN THE AREAS OF EDUCATION, OPPORTUNITY, ACCEPTANCE BY PEERS, DESIRE TO ATTEND SCHOOL, AND PARENTAL CONCERN ABOUT EDUCATION. SCHOOLS OFTEN HAVE TO FIND THE MIGRANT CHILDREN WHO DO NOT WANT TO ATTEND SCHOOL. WHEN THEY DO ATTEND SCHOOL, THEY ARE REJECTED BY LOCAL CHILDREN. BECAUSE MIGRANT FAMILIES MOVE ABOUT AS CROPS DEMAND, CHILDREN ARE NEVER IN ONE AREA LONG ENOUGH TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY WITH A SCHOOL OR TO ESTABLISH ACCEPTANCE AMONG PEERS. A SPECIAL SUMMER SCHOOL SESSION WAS HELD TO MEET THE NEEDS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. CHILDREN WERE DIVIDED INTO FIVE CLASS SECTIONS ACCORDING TO AGE AND ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL. IN ADDITION TO FORMAL STUDIES, CHILDREN WERE GIVEN LUNCH AND BREAKFAST, SHOWER BATHS THREE TIMES A WEEK, SHAMPOOS ONCE A WEEK, AND BUS TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL. THE MIGRANT CHILDREN WERE UNABLE TO WORK BY THEMSELVES OR IN GROUPS. THEY HAD POOR ATTENTION SPANS AND LACKED KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO PLAY. THEY HAD VERY LITTLE TRAINING IN OBEDIENCE. GREAT PATIENCE WAS REQUIRED OF TEACHERS WHO WORKED WITH THEM. THE FUTURE IS DIM FOR MANY BECAUSE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY HAS COME TOO LATE. REGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, TRUST IN TEACHERS, AND A FEELING OF BEING WANTED ARE IMPORTANT NEEDS. THOUGH PROGRESS IS SLOW, PARTICULARLY IN SUBJECT MATTER AREAS, SOME IS BEING MADE IN AREAS OF CLEANLINESS AND NUTRITION.
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