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ERIC Number: ED002628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Jan
Pages: 11
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EDUCATING MIGRANT CHILDREN IN COLORADO.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN HAVE RESULTED BECAUSE THEIR SCHOOLING IS DISRUPTED AS THEIR FAMILIES MOVE ABOUT THE COUNTY, BECAUSE THEIR VALUES OF EDUCATION ARE DOWN-GRADED, BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS HAD LITTLE SCHOOLING, BECAUSE THEY ARE UNWELCOME AT SOME SCHOOLS, AND BECAUSE THEY ARE EDUCATIONALLY RETARDED. IN SPECIAL SUMMER SCHOOLS, MIGRANT CHILDREN OFTEN MAKE GAINS IN 6 WEEKS EQUIVALENT TO SEVERAL MONTHS IN REGULAR SCHOOL. SOCIAL LEARNING IS RAPID AND BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS ARE IMPROVED. HEALTH, WHICH IS USUALLY POOR, IS IMPROVED THROUGH EXAMINATIONS AND FOLLOWUPS BY DOCTORS, NURSES, AND DENTISTS, AND THROUGH THE TEACHING OF HEALTH HABITS. ATTITUDES OF BOTH STUDENTS AND PARENTS IMPROVE. SCHOOL RECORDS ARE CARRIED WITH THE CHILDREN TO THEIR NEXT SCHOOL. DURING THE REGULAR TERM, MIGRANT CHILDREN ARE ACCOMMODATED WITHOUT EXCESSIVE DIFFICULTY IN DISTRICTS WHICH DO NOT NORMALLY HAVE MANY MIGRANTS. CHILDREN WHO RETURN TO THEIR HOME-SCHOOL IN MIDFALL USUALLY HAVE MISSED SO MUCH THAT THEY CANNOT MAKE UP THE BASIC LEARNING DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR. THERE ARE LESS ENROLLMENTS IN LATE SPRING THAN IN THE FALL. PROBLEMS PECULIAR TO EDUCATING MIGRANT CHILDREN INCLUDE LOCATING THEM, PERSUADING THEM TO ATTEND SCHOOL, MAINTAINING ATTENDANCE, CARING FOR THEIR WELFARE NEEDS, PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION, MEETING INDIVIDUAL SCHOLASTIC NEEDS, AND PROVIDING SUMMER SCHOOLS.
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver)