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ERIC Number: ED002648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jul
Pages: 3
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PROBLEMS AND TRENDS IN MIGRANT EDUCATION.
HANEY, GEORGE E.
CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS ENTER SCHOOL LATE, HAVE POOR ATTENDANCE PATTERNS, SHOW SLOW PROGRESS, AND DROP OUT EARLY. THEY ARE THE MOST EDUCATIONALLY DEPRIVED GROUP OF CHILDREN IN THE COUNTRY. THESE CHILDREN HAVE BECOME A CRITICAL NATIONAL PROBLEM, SINCE LACK OF AN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CAN CONDEMN THEM TO A LIFE OF IGNORANCE, POVERTY, AND DEPENDENCE. RETARDATION IS RELATED TO A LACK OF OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND NOT TO A LACK OF ABILITY OR INTELLIGENCE. PROVIDING FOR THE EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR CREATES SUCH PROBLEMS AS SCHOOL FINANCE, TRANSFER RECORDS, GRADE PLACEMENT, AND PROVISION OF TEACHERS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES. POOR ATTENDANCE AFTER ENROLLMENT IS A PRODUCT OF THE PARENTS' LACK OF EDUCATION AND INDIFFERENCE TOWARD IT, THE NEED FOR SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN TO REMAIN AT HOME TO CARE FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN, THE NEED FOR THE EARNINGS OF CHILDREN, AND THE LANGUAGE BARRIER IN CERTAIN AREAS. VARIATIONS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND STATES IN TEXTBOOKS, CURRICULUMS, AND PROGRAMS MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO PROVIDE MIGRANT CHILDREN WITH A CONTINUOUS AND SEQUENTIAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. THE USE OF SHORT-TERM UNITS IN BASIC SKILLS HAS BEEN PROPOSED TO PROVIDE A MORE CONTINUOUS PROGRAM OF STUDY AND TO AVOID DUPLICATIONS AND OMISSIONS IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. IN STATES WHERE SUMMER PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED, REMARKABLE GAINS IN ACHIEVEMENT HAVE BEEN NOTED. PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP IS BEING EXERCISED AT THE LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LEVELS TO IMPROVE EDUCATION FOR MIGRATORY CHILDREN. RESEARCH AND STUDY ARE BEING STIMULATED BY INCREASED PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEM. ORGANIZATION AND COORDINATION OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ARE NECESSARY AT LOCAL AND STATE LEVELS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CHILDREN.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA