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ERIC Number: ED002640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 11
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REPORT OF THE 1964 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS.
REUF, WERNER H.; AND OTHERS
AIMS OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS WERE TO TEACH THE CHILDREN BASIC ACADEMIC SKILLS AND TO OFFER THEM HEALTH SERVICES WHICH THEY WOULD NOT OTHERWISE OBTAIN. DURING 1964, THE 9TH YEAR OF THE PROGRAM, 13 SCHOOLS ENROLLED 400 CHILDREN FROM 5 TO 14 YEARS OF AGE. CHILD CARE UNITS WERE LOCATED IN 10 SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS WERE STATE-FINANCED ON THE BASIS OF $3,000 FOR THE FIRST CLASS OF AT LEAST 10 STUDENTS AND $2,000 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CLASS OF 10 OR MORE. A TYPICAL BUDGET FOR A TWO CLASS CENTER INCLUDED $3,290 FOR SUCH PERSONNEL AS CLASSROOM TEACHERS, SUPERVISORS, A TEACHER'S AIDE, MUSIC AND ART TEACHERS, A PHYSICIAN, A NURSE, CAFETERIA HELP, AND A CUSTODIAN. SOCIAL SECURITY AND RETIREMENT, TRANSPORTATION, FOOD, INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES, AND SCHOOL SERVICES AND UTILITIES COMPLETED THE BUDGET WHICH TOTALED $4,830. CURRICULUM EMPHASIS WAS ON LANGUAGE ARTS AND ARITHMETIC, BUT ART, CRAFTS, MUSIC, RECREATION, AND HEALTH WERE ALSO INCLUDED. SUCH SUPPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES AS SWIMMING, ASSEMBLIES, AND TRIPS WERE ADDED. PUBLICITY EFFORTS TO ACQUAINT PARENTS AND THE PUBLIC WITH THE PROGRAM INCLUDED EVENING OPEN HOUSES IN THE SCHOOLS. THE HEALTH PROGRAM CONSISTED OF MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS, THE PROVISION OF LUNCHES AND SNACKS, AND THE TEACHING OF CLEANLINESS, DENTAL CARE, AND PROPER DIET. SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT INCLUDED PREDICTION OF ARRIVAL OF MIGRANT PUPILS, ADJUSTMENT OF THE SUMMER SESSION TO COINCIDE WITH MIGRANT RESIDENCE DATES, INCLUSION OF BOTH GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION, DETERMINATION OF PUPILS' INDIVIDUAL NEEDS, USE OF IMAGINATION AND ORIGINALITY IN DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS AND EXPERIENCES PARTICULARLY SUITED TO MIGRANT CHILDREN, ESTABLISHMENT OF MORE CHILD CARE CENTERS, AND IMPROVEMENT OF CONTACTS WITH PARENTS, GROWERS, AND CREW LEADERS. REQUESTS WERE RECEIVED FOR MIGRANT SCHOOLS IN NEW AREAS IN 1965, AND IT WAS EXPECTED THAT 18 TO 20 SCHOOLS WOULD BE IN OPERATION.
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York (Albany)