ERIC Number: ED028891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Connecticut School Programs for Migrant Children, Title I 89-750, Fiscal Year 1968.
McGowen, Jr., Dewey
The Connecticut School program for migrant children which was conducted during the summer of 1968 implemented several innovative projects. Among these were dietery aides, visual stimulation for oral development, and parental participation. Ancillary services were also provided by the program; it was found that a large number of children, mostly Puerto Rican, had a hypertrophied tonsil condition possibly associated with malnutrition. Some of the objective measurements used by the program were wide range achievement tests, reading skills diagnostic tests, arithmetic diagnostic tests, and teacher development tests. Various problems were encountered by the program, the major ones being funding and the shortage of qualified administrators. The Connecticut Department of Education concluded that: (1) basic skills in the children improved very little, but attitudes about going to school were changed; (2) there was more awareness by parents of their child's interest in school; (3) there was improvement in social, hygienic, and nutritional practices by the children; and (4) structured programs often did not meet the needs of the migrant child. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.