ERIC Number: ED170103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Education Evaluation Report 1977-1978. Title I ESEA. Idaho State Department of Education. State Annual Evaluation Report.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Nearly 8,700 migrant students (73% at the elementary level) participated in Idaho's 1978 migrant education program which emphasized oral language, reading, and math skills for all students, and career preparation (driver training, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, GED skills) for teenagers. Of the 33 participating school districts, 30 had sufficient migrant enrollment to require special educational programs during the regular term. Bilingual resource teachers and instructional aides used special materials and rooms to provide supplementary individualized instruction in a bilingual/bicultural environment. Nearly 90% of 5,600 mmigrant students gained an average of 1.5 grade levels in reading and math skills. In the summer program, which stressed oral language development, 80 to 90% of the elementary students achieved their individualized objectives. The staff benefitted from numerous curriculum and inservice workshops, some of which emphasized cultural awareness. Two Migrant Education Resource Centers (MERCs) provided bilingual teacher consultants, space for professional lending libraries, cooperation with and computer link to the Migrant Student Record Transfer System, cooperation with home/school coordinators, and a health consultant. Each LEA had an active and successful Parent Advisory Council. (SB)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Bilingual Education, Career Education, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Inservice Teacher Education, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Migration Patterns, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Personnel, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Room Programs, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Equity Group. Compensatory Education Div.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I: *Idaho; Migrant Student Record Transfer System
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