ERIC Number: ED048974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Arlington-Harquahala Story; A Step Forward Program for the Education of Migrant Children.
Hickman, James L.
The Arlington "Step Forward" project, in operation since summer of 1968, was developed to meet the specific needs of migrant children with emphasis on the Mexican American migrant child. The primary objectives were to improve health and nutrition, to replace traditional approaches with an enlightened curriculum, and to provide an enriched social and cultural environment. The "Listen Look Learn" System of beginning reading instruction was used to provide a more individualized approach to teaching reading and communication skills. Extended day classes were provided twice a week for further activities in language development and social adjustment. Two creative projects used in the 1970 summer program and continued in the regular school program were a musical drama project to encourage expression, imagination, and self-confidence, and social dancing for upper-grade youth and parents to strengthen community relations and home-school relations. Cooperation between local organizations and the school resulted in the provision of health services, clothing, and gifts for the migrant children. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.; Arlington School District 47, AZ.