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ERIC Number: ED002634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 16
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THE COLORADO MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM OF 1959, RESOURCE REPORT NUMBER 3.
POTTS, ALFRED M.
PURPOSES WERE TO CLARIFY THE PROBLEMS OF MIGRANTS, TO STUDY THEIR NEEDS, AND TO PROVIDE PROGRAMS TO ASSIST THEM IN ACHIEVING MORE ADEQUATE CITIZENSHIP. IN ADDITION TO CONFERENCES BETWEEN STATE DEPARTMENT AND MIGRANT SCHOOL PEOPLE, A 1-DAY CONFERENCE FOR SUPERVISORS OF MIGRANT PROGRAMS WAS HELD, IN WHICH NEW RECORD FORMS AND NEW STATE AID FORMULAS WERE STUDIED. A 4-WEEK WORKSHOP WAS HELD FOR INSERVICE EDUCATION OF TEACHERS WORKING WITH MIGRANT CHILDREN. INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY RESEARCH STUDIES, CURRICULUM MATERIALS AND METHODS WERE DEVELOPED. SPECIAL-TERM SUMMER SCHOOLS WERE OPERATED IN AREAS OF MIGRANT CONCENTRATION AND WERE FINANCED BY THE STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND. THE AVERAGE DAILY COST PER CHILD WAS $3.09, COMPARED TO $2.25 IN REGULAR PUBLIC SCHOO. LOCAL DISTRICTS PAID FOR BUILDINGS AND FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL ABOVE THE LEVEL OF PRINCIPAL. THE PROGRAM INCLUDED GRADES 1 THROUGH 6. AN ELEMENTARY CONSULTANT PROVIDED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SERVED AS LIAISON BETWEEN SCHOOLS. TO IMPLEMENT THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM, EXPERIMENTAL KINDERGARTENS WERE STARTED. ALTHOUGH THE KINDERGARTENS WERE SUCCESSFUL, THEY WERE HANDICAPPED BY THE LACK OF TEACHERS TRAINED FOR KINDERGARTEN WORK. A CURRICULUM WORKSHOP RESULTED IN THE PUBLICATION OF A 300-PAGE GUIDE, "LEARNING ON THE MOVE," WHICH PRESENTED PROBLEMS OF MIGRANT EDUCATION, MEANS OF RESOLUTION, AND MATERIALS DESIGNED FOR CLASSROOM USE. PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS WERE USED MORE FOR SOCIALIZATION THAN FOR PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT. SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS WERE COORDINATED WITH HEALTH PROGRAMS IN LABOR CAMPS. SCHOOL LUNCHES WERE PROVIDED AND SCHOOL BUS ROUTES WERE DEVELOPED FOR ALL MIGRANT SCHOOLS.
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver); MIGRANT EDUCATION RESEARCH PROJECT