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ERIC Number: ED220978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-18
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Status of School Credit Transfer and Education of Migrant Students in Fifty States.
Ogletree, Earl J.; Janick, Joanne
Children of migrant parents have serious educational deficiencies as a result of the lack of opportunity to attend and complete school. One of the major problems is the students' difficulty in accumulating sufficient credits for promotion and graduation. A survey of state departments of education and of the education committees of state legislatures sought to determine the status of intrastate and interstate credit transfer programs and other services intended to facilitate migrant student education. The survey also sought recommendations concerning improvements that could be made in these programs and services. Thirty-six states responded to the survey questions, which concerned such matters as the states' definitions of migrant students and their needs; the dropout and high school completion rates of migrant students; the existence and character of policies and agencies for handling interstate and intrastate credit transfers; the effects of flexibility, uniformity, and coordination on accommodating migrant student needs; and state participation in the Migrant Student Record Transfer System. This report presents the major findings of the study and synthesizes the proposals made by the respondents for improving the handling of migrant student education. The survey instrument is included as an appendix. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Credit Transfer; Interstate Cooperation; Migrant Student Record Transfer System