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ERIC Number: ED020042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FIRST COME LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING.
MURPHY, SARA
AS A RESULT OF A STUDY BY THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ON THE NEEDS OF MIGRANT CHILDREN, A GRANT WAS OBTAINED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR MIGRANT YOUTH IN THE EXTREMELY ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS, SCHOOL DISTRICT. THIS SITE WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE OF ITS CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A LARGE MIGRANT LABOR CAMP AND THE CHARACTERIZATION OF ITS SCHOOLS AS HAVING AN EXTREMELY HIGH DROPOUT RATE (AS HIGH AS 50 PERCENT IN THE ALL-NEGRO CHILDRESS HIGH SCHOOL AND BETWEEN 10 AND 15 PERCENT IN THE FORMERLY ALL WHITE WYNNE HIGH SCHOOL). MOST YOUNGSTERS IN THIS CATEGORY ARE REQUIRED TO ABANDON SCHOOL IN ORDER TO ASSUME A LARGE SHARE OF THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FAMILY. EMPHASIS OF THE SPECIAL SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM HAS BEEN ON THE CREATION OF AN ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH SUCCESS MAY BE EASILY ACHIEVED. AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE PROGRAM IS A SERIES OF HOME VISITATIONS BY THE TEACHERS INVOLVED TO ENABLE THEM TO GAIN INSIGHTS INTO THE BACKGROUND OF THE CHILDREN SO THAT HELP IN THE FORM OF FOOD, CLOTHING, AND NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION MAY BE DISPENSED WITH MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS. PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES HAVE MET WITH VERY GOOD SUCCESS IN MANY INSTANCES. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE "SOUTHERN EDUCATION REPORT," VOL. 3, NO. 7, MARCH, 1968. (DA)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Education Reporting Service, Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: Arkansas State Department of Education; Elementary Secondary Education Act; Wynne School District KS