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ERIC Number: ED013169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A SURVEY OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN FROM MIGRANT AGRICULTURAL FAMILIES WITHIN DONA ANA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO.
SOUTHARD, J.K.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO LOCATE MIGRANT CHILDREN IN DONA ANA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, IDENTIFY THEIR NEEDS, CATALOG THEIR MOVEMENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS, AND DEFINE THEIR EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. A MIGRANT CHILD WAS DEFINED AS A PERSON BETWEEN THE AGES OF 5 AND 17, WHOSE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS EARNED THEIR LIVELIHOOD IN SOME TYPE OF AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY, BUT DID NOT OWN THE AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY OR PARTICIPATE IN THE EARNINGS OF THE ACTIVITY. THE MIGRANT CHILDREN WERE IDENTIFIED BY SEARCHING THE SCHOOL RECORDS AND ENROLLMENT CARDS, TELEPHONE CALLS, AND ON SITE INTERVIEWS IN THE THREE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF DONA ANA COUNTY. ABOUT 150 MIGRANT PARENTS WERE INTERVIEWED TO OBTAIN A SAMPLING OF THEIR CONCERNS FOR THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THEIR CHILDREN. TABLES ARE INCLUDED WHICH SHOW THE NUMBER OF MIGRANT CHILDREN IN EACH DISTRICT, THE NUMBER OF MIGRANTS EARNING LESS AND MORE THAN $3,000 PER YEAR, AND AN AGE BREAKDOWN OF MIGRANTS. SEVERAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AGENCIES ARE OFFERING ASSISTANCE TO MIGRANTS IN THE COUNTY. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED--(1) PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS SHOULD BE EXPANDED, (2) ENGLISH AND SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS SHOULD BE CONTINUED FOR MIGRANTS, (3) A PRACTICAL VOCATIONAL CORE PROGRAM FOR MIGRANTS, (4) COUNSELING SERVICES SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR MIGRANT STUDENTS, AND (5) SOME PROVISIONS SHOULD BE MADE FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL AND NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF MIGRANT YOUNGSTERS. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Gadsden School District, Anthony, NM.; Hatch School District, Hatch Valley, NM.; Las Cruces School District, NM.
Identifiers: Las Cruces Public Schools NM