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ERIC Number: ED017351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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THE TEXAS PROJECT FOR EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
THE TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUESTED A SURVEY IN 1962 TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF MIGRATORY CHILDREN AND THEIR MIGRATION PATTERNS, RESULTING IN A 1963 COMMISSION WHICH STUDIED MORE EFFECTIVE WAYS OF EDUCATING MIGRANTS. AMONG THE ADOPTED RECOMMENDATIONS WERE A SIX-MONTH SCHOOL YEAR, LONGER DAILY SCHEDULES, AND FEWER HOLIDAYS. THIS PROGRAM, PROVIDING THE SAME NUMBER OF INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS AS THE NINE-MONTH SCHOOL YEAR, WAS ADOPTED IN 5 SCHOOLS IN 1963. SUFFICIENT FINANCIAL AID WAS PROVIDED TO RETAIN THE DESIRED TEACHER-PUPIL RATIO DURING PERIODS OF PEAK ENROLLMENT. EVALUATION AT THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR REVEALED GAINS IN ACADEMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT COMPARABLE TO THOSE MADE BY FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN NINE-MONTH PROGRAMS. IN 1964-65, 5 SCHOOLS WERE ADDED AND 20 MORE IN 1965-66. THE 1967-68 PROJECT IS TO INCLUDE 41 SCHOOLS IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, ENROLLING 21,000 STUDENTS. ESEA, OEO, AND TEXAS STATE FUNDS WERE UTILIZED TO PROVIDE, IN ADDITION TO THE SCHOOLING, FREE LUNCHES, MILK, SNACKS, MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS, MEDICAL AND DENTAL FOLLOW-UP, ADEQUATE CLOTHING, AND A MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM. THIS PUBLICATION, A SUPPLEMENT TO OTHER AGENCY BULLETINS, BRIEFLY DESCRIBES THE PROJECT, ITS OBJECTIVES AND INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, THE MIGRANT CHILD, AND THE UTILIZATION OF SPECIAL SERVICE PERSONNEL. (SF)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
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