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ERIC Number: ED002662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 11
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EDUCATION ON THE MOVE--REPORT OF A 1960 DEMONSTRATION SUMMER SCHOOL FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN IN NANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN.
KORNELY, LESTER J.
A 4-WEEK SUMMER SCHOOL PILOT PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE WHETHER SUCH A PROGRAM COULD HELP MIGRANT CHILDREN OVERCOME THE EDUCATIONAL LOSSES THEY SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF FREQUENT SHIFTING OF JOB LOCATIONS. VISITS WERE MADE TO MIGRANT WORKER'S CAMPS TO ENROLL PUPILS. ENROLLED WERE 22 CHILDREN FROM 7 TO 14 YEARS OF AGE. OF THE 22, NINE HAD NEVER ATTENDED SCHOOL AND COULD NOT SPEAK ENGLISH, THE REST HAD HAD FROM 1 TO 5 YEARS OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. ACHIEVEMENT TESTS SHOWED THAT THE CHILDREN WERE 2 YEARS BELOW INDICATED GRADE LEVEL. THE SCHOOL SCHEDULE WAS FLEXIBLE, THE SCHOOL PROGRAM PROVIDED FOR INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES. MUSIC, GAMES, AND VISUAL MATERIALS WERE EXTENSIVELY USED. CHILDREN WHO ATTENDED THE SCHOOL FOR ONLY 2 WEEKS SHOWED ACHIEVEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT IN BEHAVIOR. CHILDREN WHO ATTENDED THE SCHOOL FOR THE FULL 4 WEEKS MADE THE GREATEST GAINS IN ARITHMETIC. THE CHILDREN WERE RETARDED ONLY IN THE EDUCATIONAL SENSE OF THE WORD. MIGRANT PARENTS WELCOMED THE SUMMER SCHOOL. CHILDREN WERE ENTHUSIASTIC. EMPLOYERS REACTED FAVORABLY AND CONTRIBUTED TIME, MONEY, AND TRANSPORTATION TO HELP INSURE THE SUCCESS OF THE PROJECT. COMMUNITY OPINION WAS GENERALLY FAVORABLE. THERE WAS SOME RESENTMENT, HOWEVER, THAT THE SUMMER SCHOOL WAS PROVIDED FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN AND NOT FOR THE LOCAL CHILDREN.
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Identifiers: MADISON