ERIC Number: ED053841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-23
Reference Count: 0
Indian and Migrant Education Programs: A Report to the Washington State Legislature by the Subcommittee on Indian and Migrant Education of the Joint Committee on Education.
Washington State Legislature, Olympia.
"Because of the growing concern for the educational disadvantages suffered by students coming from culturally disadvantaged backgrounds, and because of the substantial numbers of Indian and migrant students educated in the State of Washington, the 1969-71 Joint Committee on Education created a special subcommittee to give specific attention to Indian and migrant education problems." This document, the first report to the Washington State Legislature compiled by the subcommittee, contains 11 categories of investigation with 16 recommendations. Categories are Urban, Racial, and Disadvantaged (URD) programs for migrants and American Indians; urban Indian and migrant programs; bicultural education; community involvement; community schools; family education; mobile educational services; bilingual education; interdistrict cooperation; nutrition; and school lunch program discrimination. Among the recommendations, it is suggested that the superintendent of public instruction office be directed by statute to exercise the initiative in development of URD programs in school districts serving urban, minority, and disadvantaged students and where there is a lack of sufficient expertise for the development of acceptable program proposals; that local school officials and the superintendent of public instruction make a special effort to identify all Indian and migrant families and to provide programs to see that the special needs of such students are met; and that all school districts serving migrant and Indian people begin developing bicultural education programs in cooperation with citizens from their communities. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislature, Olympia.