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ERIC Number: ED002630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958-Aug
Pages: 20
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THE EDUCATION OF THE MIGRANT CHILD.
CURRENT, TOM; INFANTE, MARK M.
RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF 337 MIGRANT CHILDREN IN THREE COUNTIES IN OREGON WERE GIVEN. BETWEEN 60 AND 70 PERCENT OF THE CHILDREN ON WHOM DATA WERE COLLECTED WERE BEHIND THEIR PROPER GRADE LEVEL, 40 TO 50 PERCENT ATTENDED MORE THAN ONE SCHOOL THE PREVIOUS YEAR. AN ANALYSIS WAS MADE OF SUCH PROBLEMS FACING MIGRANT CHILDREN AS PRESCHOOL MENTAL CONDITIONING BASED ON THE PECULIAR CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAMILY EXISTENCE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL LIFE, SEGREGATION, THE FEELING OF NOT BELONGING, GREAT MOBILITY, WHICH LEADS TO STARTING SCHOOL LATE, LEAVING EARLY, AND BEING ABSENT THROUGHOUT THE TERM, ADJUSTMENT TO NEW PLACES AND NEW CHILDREN, AND THE LACK OF SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS OF TEACHERS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. ALSO DISCUSSED WERE THE LIMITATIONS WITHIN WHICH TEACHERS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN HAD TO WORK. THESE INCLUDED--THE LACK OF INFORMATION ON THE CHILDRENS' PREVIOUS SCHOOL BACKGROUNDS, THE LACK OF TIME NECESSARY TO GIVE MIGRANT CHILDREN SPECIAL ATTENTION AND YET NOT HOLD BACK THE REST OF THE CLASS, AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS OF PLANNING, RECORD KEEPING, AND SHORTAGES OF FUNDS. SUGGESTIONS FOR SOLUTION WERE TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES AND INSERVICE WORKSHOPS ON PROBLEMS OF UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN, DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRESS REPORT CARDS TO BE TAKEN FROM SCHOOL TO SCHOOL BY MIGRANT CHILDREN, TEACHER VISITATION TO MIGRANT FAMILIES TO ENCOURAGE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND TO PROVIDE LIAISON WITH THE COMMUNITY, BETTER ENFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LAWS, AND THE CREATION OF A SPECIAL SUPERVISOR AND STAFF WITHIN THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO RESEARCH PROBLEMS AND NEEDS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN.
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Bureau of Labor, Salem.
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