ERIC Number: ED032142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
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"These Too Are Our Children," Report of the 1967 Summer School Program for Children of Migratory Farm Workers.
State Univ. of New York, Albany.
The summer school program undertaken in 26 centers in New York State in 1967 served 1,537 migrant children ranging in age from 4 to 13 years. The program had as its major objectives improvement of the student's self concept, development of his social and scholastic ability, establishment of good health habits, expansion of cultural experiences, and improvement of language and vocabulary skills. Objective evaluation using the Wide Range Achievement Test, Level I, indicated significant improvement in reading and arithmetic. Emphasis throughout the program was on individual attention and small group activities. Instruction centered around situations closely related to the lives of the children. Each of the centers working with Spanish-speaking children was able to employ 1 or more bilingual staff members. Program recommendations include establishment of programs in more schools, establishment of an adequate records transferal system, increased teacher inservice education, and greater continuity in migrant education programs nationally. (DA)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.