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ERIC Number: ED002642
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 33
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REPORT ON THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF MIGRANT WORKERS.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
TEXAS HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF MIGRANT WORKERS OF ANY STATE. MIGRATION BEGINS IN MARCH AND ENDS BY DECEMBER. THE PRINCIPAL COUNTIES WHERE MIGRANTS ARE SEASONALLY EMPLOYED, AND THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYED WORKERS, ARE DEPICTED. LOW BASIC EDUCATION LEVELS, LANGUAGE PROBLEMS, AND LOW ECONOMIC LEVELS ARE FACTORS THAT INDICATE THE NEED TO FORMULATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR MIGRANT WORKERS. MIGRANT WORKERS HAVE A LIMITED RANGE OF SALABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, THEY USUALLY POSSESS KNOWLEDGE OF ONLY ONE VOCATIONAL FIELD, WHICH IS AGRICULTURE. SUCH SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES AS THE INTRODUCTION OF WIDESPREAD USE OF POWER EQUIPMENT ON FARMS GREATLY INFLUENCE LABOR NEEDS, SEASONS OF EMPLOYMENT, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS. LIMITED HOMEMAKING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS CONTRIBUTE TO LOW LIVING STANDARDS AND POOR HEALTH. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ARE NEEDED FOR MIGRANT WORKERS. THESE INCLUDE BASIC EDUCATION COURSES IN ENGLISH AND ARITHMETIC, CITIZENSHIP AND SAFETY COURSES, COURSES IN HOMEMAKING, CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT, AND SANITATION METHODS, AND OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS MAPS THAT SHOW THE MIGRATION OF TEXAS FARM WORKERS FROM JANUARY 1955 THROUGH DECEMBER 1955.
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: Texas (Austin)