ERIC Number: ED065252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
State Programs for Migrant Children. Kansas Annual Evaluation Report, 1971.
Ahlstrom, Clyde J., Comp.
Ten individual reports from the 1971 summer migrant educational programs in Kansas are summarized and evaluated. The goals of these programs were to (1) help children develop oral language and expression; (2) provide arts and crafts for personal expression; (3) provide swimming and other types of recreation for physical development and coordination, along with helping the children play and share with others; and (4) provide health classes as a means of teaching personal hygiene and cleanliness. Shown are the geographical location of migrant programs and tables indicating the number of participants by grade level and school term, the number of participating children according to age, and the approximate length of time students participated. The program data for the regular school term and summer school programs, the program length, the number of children served, the children's origins, and the home base of the migratory children attending the various centers in Kansas are included. Some subjective estimates of the value of the program indicated that the children were attentive and listened with increased interest; improved their language skills, vocabulary, comprehension and speech; and developed a respect for their heritage. It is suggested that if Kansas summer migrant schools are continued, a migrant school course of study should be provided, preservice training should be increased, and a team of Mexican American supervisor-consultants should be obtained to provide direct in-service training. (HBC)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.