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ERIC Number: ED015361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TEXAS ADULT MIGRANT EDUCATION. PROGRESS REPORT.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
THE TEXAS OFFICE OF OPPORTUNITY HAS DEVISED A PROGRAM TO MEET THE EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS OF THE MIGRANT LABORER. BASIC EDUCATION PROVIDES READING, WRITING, AND ENGLISH INSTRUCTION, CITIZENSHIP AND SAFETY EDUCATION, OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION, AND GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAMS. HOMEMAKING EDUCATION INCLUDES NUTRITION, CHILD GUIDANCE AND DEVELOPMENT, SANITATION, HOME MANAGEMENT AND CLOTHING. OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING FOR JOBS SUCH AS APPLIANCE AND MECHANICAL REPAIRING, FOOD SERVICE, AND IN BUILDING AND METAL TRADES IS PROVIDED. AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE COMPOSED OF MIGRANTS, REPRESENTATIVES FROM OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS, AND EDUCATORS PROVIDES PROGRAM GUIDES. PRESENT PROBLEMS INCLUDE RECRUITING QUALIFIED TEACHERS, PROVIDING TEACHING MATERIALS AND AIDES, SOLVING CONTROVERSIES OVER PAYING OF STIPENDS, AND MEETING EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF NON MIGRANTS. THE PROGRAM HAS GENERATED MUCH ENTHUSIASM AND CREATED A POSITIVE HOME LEARNING ATMOSPHERE FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN, REVEALED IN THEIR HIGHER RATE OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. TEACHERS HAVE EXPRESSED GREAT SATISFACTION WITH THEIR CLASSES AND A GREATER SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE MIGRANT PROBLEMS AS WELL AS GREATER COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION HAS DEVELOPED. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: TEXAS