ERIC Number: ED053858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
California Plan for the Education of Migrant Children.
Benner, Ralph; Beckett, Jack
California's efforts to satisfy the educational needs of migrant children during the 1969 fiscal year are described in this evaluation report. Of an estimated 80,000 school-age children defined as migrants, 32,800 received services with 1969 funds. The major programs in the California Plan were (1) supplemental assistance to migrant impacted school districts and designated county offices to establish new programs and to strengthen existing educational programs for migrant children and (2) interstate projects to assure continuity of education and to coordinate the efforts of several states which are providing special educational benefits for migrants. Techniques used to collect subjective data on program effectiveness included questionnaires, opinionnaires, anecdotal records, rating scales, and interview records. Information was obtained on such factors as teacher attitudes toward migrant children, workshop effectiveness, and teacher estimates of pupil growth. Data indicated that most program activities were highly successful in meeting program objectives. The children improved in classroom performance, general attitude toward school, regularity of attendance, and general behavior. Positive steps were taken to improve their general health, nutritional status, morale, self-concept, and peer relationships. Related documents are ED 028 009 and ED 020 831. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Community Services and Migrant Education.