ERIC Number: ED049875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Wednesday's Children; A Report on Programs Funded Under the Migrant Amendment to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
National Committee on the Education of Migrant Children, New York, NY.
Findings and recommendations growing from a 1-year study of the status of education for the children of migratory farm workers are presented. The major focus of this Ford Foundation study is an evaluation of programs financed through special Federal migrant education funds authorized by Congress in a 1966 amendment to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Using as principal sources of information the Migrant Programs Branch of the U.S. Office of Education, state education agencies, local project questionnaires, and site visits, the following specific areas of migrant education were monitored and reported upon: (1) national program planning, (2) allocation of Federal migrant education funds to the states, (3) expenditures of Federal migrant education funds within the states, (4) participation of migrant children, (5) staffing, (6) educational planning and implementation, (7) educationally related services, and (8) participation of migrant parents. A general conclusion is reached that immediate changes to the existing Migrant Amendment to Title I are required to guarantee that migrant children receive the services they need; however, the Migrant Amendment has succeeded in mobilizing most state education agencies to develop services for migrant children. A complete section of the document is devoted to specific findings and recommendations, and an appendix of tables is included. (AL)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Educational Quality, Employed Parents, Expenditures, Federal Programs, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, National Programs, National Surveys, Operations Research, Planning, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Visitation, State Programs, Youth Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Committee on the Education of Migrant Children, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I