ERIC Number: ED048973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
"Eight Weeks at Accomack": A Report on The Migrant Education Program--Accomack County Public Schools--Accomac, Virginia--Summer 1970.
Accomack County Public Schools, Accomac, VA.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
In this report on a state-Federal program designed to help solve the problems of the migrant population in Accomack County, Virginia, it is estimated that, by early July of every year, almost 10,000 migrant adults and children establish temporary residence in the counties of Accomack and Northampton on Virginia's eastern shore. As noted, the program--which began in 1966 in the Accomack County Public Schools--served almost 500 children (migrant and disadvantaged nonmigrant) between the ages of 2 and 17 in the summer of 1970. Thus, there is flexibility in the instructional program for the 3 levels of children served (preschool, those ready for primary level, and older children who have been subjected to the basic skills), and nongrading and classroom instruction are geared to individual levels of learning. In the report, the objectives and a general discussion of program services are given, along with evaluative conclusions and recommendations. Photographs of children and personnel engaged in program activities are included, and statistics on student enrollment and program personnel conclude the document. (EL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blacks, Childhood Needs, Family (Sociological Unit), Federal Programs, Field Trips, Health, Instructional Materials, Instructional Programs, Language Instruction, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Self Concept, Services, State Agencies, Summer Programs, Teachers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Accomack County Public Schools, Accomac, VA.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.