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ERIC Number: ED002653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Pages: 4
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NOTES ON THE NEED FOR SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN.
MCCANNE, ROY
THE NEED FOR SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN IS ACUTE, FOR THEY CANNOT RECEIVE A COORDINATED, CONTINUOUS EDUCATION UNDER THE CONDITIONS OF THEIR LIVES. MOST MIGRANT CHILDREN SUFFER FROM SUCH HANDICAPS AS LOW INCOME, LOW SOCIAL POSITION, LANGUAGE BARRIERS, AND HEALTH AND NUTRITION PROBLEMS WHICH MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO PROFIT FROM SCHOOL WHEN THEY DO ATTEND. SINCE AUTOMATION IS INCREASING THE NEED FOR SKILLED LABOR, MIGRANT CHILDREN MUST BE TAUGHT TO READ, WRITE, AND CALCULATE TO THE POINT WHERE THEY CAN HOLD SKILLED JOBS. EDUCATING DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN CAN BE DONE, BUT MORE TIME, EFFORT, AND MONEY THAN HAS BEEN AVAILABLE WILL BE REQUIRED. SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN ARE A BENEFIT TO LOCAL AREAS, FOR THE STATE FINANCES THEM AND THE REGULAR INCOME OF STATE PERSONNEL IS THUS SUPPLEMENTED AT NO COST TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD. SCHOOLS ARE VOLUNTARY, OLDER CHILDREN WISHING TO WORK MAY DO SO. IT HAS BEEN FOUND THAT IN COMMUNITIES WHERE SUMMER SCHOOLS ARE AVAILABLE, A MORE STABLE GROUP OF WORKERS RETURN YEAR AFTER YEAR. TEACHERS WORKING WITH THE SUMMER PROGRAM HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY NEW TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS WITH THE ADVICE OF THE STATE CONSULTANT. A CAPSULE REPORT ON THE COLORADO MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM SINCE THE PASSAGE OF THE MIGRANT CHILDREN'S ACT IN 1961 SHOWS THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL AND REGULAR SCHOOL SESSIONS, THE DAYS IN ATTENDANCE, AND THE COST TO THE STATE. AN ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL RECORDS OF 391 FALL TERM MIGRANT CHILDREN SHOWS AVERAGE RETARDATION IN ACTUAL GRADE PLACEMENT TO BE 1.3 YEARS.
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver)