ERIC Number: ED202662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Youth: A Challenging Resource of the Future.
Adams State Coll. of Colorado, Alamosa.
Designed to provide information about the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) which was started in 1972, this study describes the opportunities, encouragement, and support which migrant and seasonal farmworker youth in pursuit of an education at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, receive. The study details student recruitment methods, the role of CAMP in student retention, methods used to combat attrition, identification of student needs, statistics on families of students, present and future needs of farmworkers, geographic and ethnic origins of students, program funding, and statistics on CAMP graduates, and includes biographical sketches of present and former staff members and former students. Purposes of the study are to: (1) describe the educational support needed by many minority farmworker students for success in a post-secondary educational environment; (2) provide policy makers with information that will assist them in determining future objectives of the program; (3) enlighten the public about the program and stimulate public support; (4) provide insight into alternatives that contribute to student development and retention; and (5) provide program personnel with information which may be instrumental in enhancing program operation. (CM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Programs, College Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Finance, Farm Labor, Higher Education, Labor Supply, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Migrant Employment, Migrant Youth, School Demography, School Holding Power, Seasonal Laborers, Student Attrition, Student College Relationship, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Authoring Institution: Adams State Coll. of Colorado, Alamosa.
Identifiers: Adams State College CO; College Assistance Migrant Program; Colorado (Alamosa)