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ERIC Number: ED002831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 160
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PROVIDING EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN.
POTTS, ALFRED; REDBIRD, HELEN M.
THE PROGRAM PURPOSE WAS TO LEARN THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEMS CHARACTERISTIC TO THE EDUCATION OF THE MIGRANT CHILD AND TO ACHIEVE BOTH A STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION AND A KNOWLEDGE OF CONTENT AND METHODOLOGY THAT WOULD MEET HIS NEEDS. THE PROJECT STRUCTURE WAS DEVELOPED TO LEARN ABOUT ORGANIZATION FOR ADMINISTRATION OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS, FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS, SOCIAL UNDERSTANDING, MOVEMENT OF MIGRANTS AND CAUSES, APTITUDE OF THE PEOPLE, CURRICULUM NEEDS, CLASSROOM METHODS, AND TEACHER NEEDS AND PREPARATION. SEVERAL EXPERIMENTAL SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN WERE ESTABLISHED TO OPERATE OVER A 3-YEAR PERIOD. OTHER SCHOOLS WITH MIGRANT CHILDREN COOPERATED AS A CONTROL GROUP. ALL OF THE CHILDREN PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDY WERE FOUND TO BE BEHIND IN SOCIAL MATURATION IN VARYING MEASURE, AND ALMOST 70 PERCENT WERE BEHIND THE STATUS OF NORMAL GRADE EXPECTANCY. THUS, IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN OF MIGRATORY FAMILIES SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ANY MAKE-UP SCHOOL FACILITY OPERATED IN THEIR AREA OF TEMPORARY RESIDENCE. SPECIAL SCHOOL TERMS AND OPERATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND PROCEDURES WERE OUTLINED FOR THE MIGRANT LABOR OFFICES AND AGRICULTURAL AREAS OF COLORADO. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: COLORADO; Colorado (Denver)