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ERIC Number: ED002633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 10
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TRAVELING COMMUNITIES WITH MOBILE COMMUNITY SERVICES--A POSSIBLE NEW APPROACH TO THE MIGRANT PROBLEM.
KURLAND, N.
MIGRANT WORKERS ARE NEITHER PART OF ANY COMMUNITY THEY VISIT NOR DO THEY REMAIN TOGETHER LONG ENOUGH ON THE ROAD TO FORM THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES. THERE EXISTS A TOTAL LACK OF ADEQUATE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THESE PEOPLE WHILE ENROUTE NORTHWARD FROM HOME BASES IN SOUTH CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, AND SOUTH TEXAS. THE PROPOSED SOLUTION SUGGESTS THAT SIX MIGRANT COMMUNITIES BE ORGANIZED DURING THE 6 MONTHS WHEN THEY ARE AT THEIR HOME BASES. SINCE THE MIGRANTS ARE RELUCTANT TO REMAIN WITH AN ORGANIZED GROUP, SUGGESTED INDUCEMENTS TO OVERCOME SUCH RELUCTANCE INCLUDE A WORK PLAN ORGANIZED FOR A FULL SEASON'S EMPLOYMENT, THE OPPORTUNITY TO SELECT THEIR OWN CREW LEADER, AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO RELATE TO AND PARTICIPATE IN A FAIRLY STABLE COMMUNITY BOTH AT THEIR HOME-BASE AND DURING THE MIGRATORY SEASON. FREE OR REDUCED COST TRANSPORTATION AND THE GUARANTEE OF A FULL RANGE OF COMPREHENSIVE AND UNINTERRUPTED COMMUNITY SERVICES OFFERED BY EXCEPTIONALLY WELL QUALIFIED COMMUNITY SERVICE WORKERS WHO WOULD ACCOMPANY AND LIVE WITHIN THE MIGRANT COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WOULD BE OFFERED. SPECIAL HOUSING, EDUCATION, OTHER COMPONENTS OF COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT AT THE HOME BASE AND WAY-STATION COMMUNITIES WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE. THE TEAM OF MOBILE COMMUNITY SERVICE WORKERS MIGHT INCLUDE MASTER TEACHERS, SPECIAL REMEDIAL TEACHERS, DOCTORS, NURSES, WELFARE WORKERS AND FAMILY COUNSELORS, VOCATIONAL TEACHERS, EDUCATIONAL COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS, RECREATIONAL DIRECTORS, COMMUNITY RESOURCE SPECIALISTS, DAY-CARE ATTENDANTS, LAWYERS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION SPECIALISTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS.
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