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ERIC Number: ED162803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Migrant Child.
Reyes, Manuel C.
A migrant child is one who has moved with his family from one school district to another during the preceding 12 months so that a parent or other immediate family member might secure employment in agricultural or fishery activity. In California, the 92,000 migrants living in 48 of the state's 58 counties include Chicanos, Mexican Americans, Tejanos, Mejicanos, Blacks, Native Americans, Filipinos, Anglos, East Indians, Vietnamese, Portuguese, and others. Educational needs of migrant children are tied to inadequate living conditions; interrupted education; health and nutritional defects; and lack of appreciation of migrant problems, identification with successful adult role models from their ethnic background, motivation to complete high school, personal, vocational, and family guidance, communication, common experiences, relevant opportunities, recognition of potential and creativity, and assistance from the community at large. Self-image may be improved by cross-cultural education and teaching about events and contributions made to society by persons of different ethnic backgrounds, i.e., American Indian Day, Mexican Independence Day, Vietnamese Day, Dr. Charles R. Drew, Elijah McCoy, and Roy Wilkins. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; Cultural Contributions