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ERIC Number: ED014364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 213
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Reference Count: 0
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AN INVESTIGATION OF MEXICAN-AMERICAN MIGRANT CHILDREN POPULATION IN IDAHO AND THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED BY SELECTED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
SODERSTROM, JOAN
IN IDAHO THE MAJOR INDUSTRY IS AGRICULTURE, REQUIRING THE EMPLOYMENT OF SEASONAL FARM LABORERS, WHO ARE PREDOMINANTLY AMERICANS OF MEXICAN AND SPANISH DESCENT FROM SOUTH TEXAS. THE CHILDREN OF THIS LABOR GROUP ARE CONFRONTED WITH GRAVE EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS, SOME OF WHICH ARE--HIGH MOBILITY, LIMITED CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT, AND LANGUAGE DIFFERENCES. THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE--(1) THE STATUS OF EDUCATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF THESE FAMILIES IN SOUTHERN IDAHO, AND (2) THE SPECIFIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN SELECTED GEOGRAPHIC AREAS WHICH WERE AFFECTED BY THE MIGRATORY CHILDREN. THE DATA WERE COLLECTED THROUGH THE USE OF A QUESTIONNAIRE WHICH WAS ADMINISTERED TO THE SUPERINTENDENTS OF TWENTY-EIGHT SOUTHERN IDAHO SCHOOL DISTRICTS. AN EXTENSIVE REVIEW OF RELATED RESEARCH AND LITERATURE IS INCLUDED. THE FINDINGS REVEAL THE FOLLOWING--(1) THERE WERE ENOUGH MIGRANT CHILDREN IN SPECIFIC LOCATIONS IN SOUTHERN IDAHO TO WARRANT THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS APPROPRIATE TO THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS, (2) MORE COOPERATION WAS NEEDED AMONG THE VARIOUS AGENCIES DEALING WITH MIGRANTS AND THEIR PROBLEMS, (3) THE LACK OF AWARENESS ON THE PART OF SOME SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS CONCERNING MIGRANT CHILD EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS, AND (4) THE EXACT NUMBER OF SCHOOL AGE MIGRANT CHILDREN COULD NOT BE DETERMINED FROM THE AVAILABLE DATA, BUT THE ESTIMATES COULD POSSIBLY SERVE AS A BASE TO BE VERIFIED BY A FOLLOW-UP STUDY. MASTER'S THESIS. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Idaho State Univ., Pocatello. Coll. of Education.
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