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ERIC Number: ED012625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1955-Sep
Pages: 99
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Reference Count: 0
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TEACHING CHILDREN WHO MOVE WITH THE CROPS. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FRESNO COUNTY PROJECT, THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN.
WOOD, HELEN COWAN
THE FRESNO COUNTY PROJECT, IN DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL PROGRAMS, DEVELOPED SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TEACHING MIGRANT CHILDREN. BECAUSE THESE CHILDREN HAVE POOR EXPERIENTIAL BACKGROUNDS AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, FLEXIBLE PROGRAMS PROVED SUCCESSFUL. SUCH PROGRAMS INCLUDE--(1) A WARM WELCOME TO SCHOOL, (2) INTERESTING AND CHALLENGING WORK, (3) A DIAGNOSIS OF BASIC SKILLS, (4) INSTRUCTION IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, (5) EMPHASIS ON FAMILY LIVING, RECREATION, SAFETY, AND HEALTH HABITS, AND (6) GUIDANCE TO STRENGTHEN VALUE SYSTEMS AND DEVELOP GOALS. THE WRITERS PROPOSE A WORK-CENTERED CLASSROOM, WITH FIELD TRIPS AND WORK UNITS WHICH PROVIDE CREATIVE ACTIVITIES, AS THE BEST APPROACH FOR MEETING THE NEEDS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. SUGGESTIONS ARE GIVEN FOR DEVELOPING LANGUAGE ARTS AND ARITHMETIC SKILLS. READING, SPELLING, AND ARITHMETIC TESTS TO DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE LEVEL OF THE YOUNGSTERS ARE PRESENTED. METHODS, ACTIVITIES, AND WORD LISTS FOR TEACHERS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN ARE OFFERED. CONSIDERABLE IMPORTANCE IS ATTACHED TO THE NECESSITY OF HAVING CONTINUITY OF TRANSFER RECORDS, EVEN TO THE POINT OF INCLUDING BLANK TRANSFER FORMS. THE WRITERS CONCLUDE THAT THE TOTAL COMMUNITY SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN THE EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Fresno County Schools, CA.
Identifiers: FRESNO COUNTY PROJECT