ERIC Number: ED231603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-22
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Education. Issuegram 39.
Serrano, Vicente Z.
Migrant children often do not get an adequate education due to such barriers as economic pressures to leave school; school personnel's negative attitudes toward migrant students; different programs, curricula, and testing practices over districts and states; and reduced access to special education services. Recently, special federal and state programs have provided for educational continuity, transferable records, and special accommodations for the education needs of migrant students. The Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) has provided a computerized, transferable data base on each migrant student. Migrant education skills lists have enabled states and school districts to transfer student records in a uniform manner. Special education and migrant health services have been coordinated with migrant education programs. However, schools need to be encouraged to use the MSRTS more extensively and to work toward more reciprocity in the accrual and exchange of student education credits. At an August 1981 meeting, nine resolutions toward migrant student access, continuity, and achievement were adopted, i.e., coordinating state efforts to identify, recruit, enroll, and educate migrant students; developing a resource directory; improving and monitoring the MSRTS; disseminating information nationally on secondary programs; and involving migrant parents in their children's education. Six additional reading sources are cited. (NQA)
Descriptors: Coordination, Dial Access Information Systems, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Migrant Education, Migrant Problems, Online Systems, Program Effectiveness, Student Records
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Credit Accrual; Migrant Student Record Transfer System
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