ERIC Number: ED180705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Who Cares? Who Counts? A National Study of Migrant Students' Educational Needs. Final Report.
Hinkle, Glenn E., Ed.; And Others
The final report of an extensive national study of migrant students' educational needs, this document reviews the literature, describes specific migrant education programs, and summarizes the findings of two surveys--a preliminary survey conducted in California, Texas, and Florida and a nationwide survey. Data from the national survey of administrators, teachers, migrant parents and students, and personnel in state education agencies and institutions of higher education are used to answer six major research questions: (1) What are the educational needs of migrant students? (2) What are the necessary elements of educational programs which will meet these needs? (3) What are the teachers' roles in such programs? (4) What are the training needs of prospective teachers? (5) What training models are needed to meet these needs? (6) What modifications of Teacher Corps regulations should be recommened to encourage the development of such models? Discussion of the findings includes the extent of migrant student needs, the interaction of migrancy with low-income and minority group status, and concerns and implications in the affective domain. Innovative teacher education models are suggested for Teacher Corps consideration. Appendices contain survey forms, a comprehensive directory of migrant education projects in the U.S., and a bibliography of over 700 entries. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Migrant Problems, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Program Budgeting, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Socioeconomic Influences, State Programs, Student Needs, Student Recruitment, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Saint Edward's Univ., Austin, TX.; Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers: California; Florida; Teacher Corps; Texas