ERIC Number: ED028850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Summer Programs for Migrant Children. Special Issue, Your Public Schools, Volume 6, Number 8.
Brown, Dorothee, Ed.; Lichtenberg, Zita, Ed.
Federal funds are provided for operation of 21 summer migrant education programs in Washington State for 2,300 preschool and elementary-age, predominantly Mexican American and Indian children of migrant farm workers. Other agencies--public and private--contribute financial support to the summer educational activities. In most cases the programs have an adequate supply of teachers, bilingual teacher aides, and community volunteer help. Individual attention is emphasized in teaching reading, language development, physical and health education, and art and music. When necessary, remedial work is given to the children; some programmed instruction is used. Many of the programs include weekly field trips to broaden world experiences, often through outdoor education. The home-school relationship is stressed as an important phase of the programs. Two curriculum materials centers are being developed to provide for improved supportive services to schools. (JAM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Community Involvement, Compensatory Education, Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Family School Relationship, Health Education, Individual Instruction, Language Acquisition, Learning Resources Centers, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Outdoor Education, Reading, Summer Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.