ERIC Number: ED028007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Programs, Fiscal Year 1968 (School Year 1967-68). Annual Evaluation Report.
Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Pupil Personnel Services.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I, Mexican American migrant programs in the state of Iowa stressed low pupil-teacher ratio, establishment of students' educational attainment, and use of ungraded curriculum. Since the language barrier was identified as a major obstacle to information transmission in the classroom, oral language concepts and Spanish-speaking teacher aides were utilized. Nutritional requirements of these disadvantaged children were met daily by free breakfasts and lunches. A health program including full medical and dental services was instituted. Field trips and parties, as well as organized physical education activities provided cultural enrichment opportunities. It was found that the major obstacle to the migrant programs was financial. By shifting funds from districts not utilizing their total allocation, it was possible to sustain the Mexican American migrant programs. (DA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Field Trips, Health Programs, Language Proficiency, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Welfare Services, Migrants, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Nutrition, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Aides
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Pupil Personnel Services.