ERIC Number: ED046614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Report of Experimental Demonstration Project; School Lunch---Emergency Food for Families---Migrant Summer School---Minnesota.
Manpower Evaluation and Development Inst. Washington, DC. Migrant Research Project.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
An experimental demonstration research project to provide food for families of migrant children attending a summer school program in Minnesota was based on the assumptions (1) that the migrant children in summer school would show greater achievement if the entire migrant family were assured food for 3 meals a day and (2) that the child who has special educational needs is influenced by sociological, psychological, health, welfare, housing, employment, and environmental factors. Eight families with 19 children attending the summer school program formed the population for the research project. Heads of families were interviewed about the social and psychological effects of the food program on the family and home environment. A closed-end questionnaire on demographic information, development of social skills, and school attitudes was administered using an interview technique to teachers, teacher aides, and the school nurse. "On the basis of tentative analysis, there appears to be a definite correlation and interrelationship between feeding families and the sociological and psychological attitudes that exist within the family home environment, the work performed in harvest fields, and the attitudes of the children attending school." (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Evaluation and Development Inst. Washington, DC. Migrant Research Project.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.