ERIC Number: ED028009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
California Plan for the Education of Migrant Children. Evaluation Report, July 1, 1967 - June 30, 1968.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Compensatory Education.
The California Plan for the Education of Migrant Children was an innovative approach designed to provide supplementary educational services to migrant children. The two major programs were (1) supplemental assistance to school districts and county offices to establish new and strengthen existing programs, and (2) interstate programs to coodinate efforts among states. Program I consisted of supplementary education services, a teacher assistant program, and migrant teacher institutes. Program II served as a vehicle for the cooperative development of a uniform Migrant Student Record Transfer form made available to all states. To evaluate the effectiveness of program activities, various types of objective measuring instruments, case studies, and subjective data were used. Recommendations were that (1) funds be provided to serve children younger than 5 years of age, (2) more lead-time be allowed for planning all aspects of the program, (3) guidelines be made available to states well in advance, (4) allocation for administration activities by increased to at least 5 % of the state's allocations, and (5) migrancy be defined by the Federal government for uniform application. (CM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Community Involvement, Educational Innovation, English (Second Language), Individualized Instruction, Institutes (Training Programs), Interstate Programs, Mexican Americans, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Objective Tests, Preschool Education, Rating Scales, Speech Skills, Student Records, Supplementary Education, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Compensatory Education.