ERIC Number: ED254356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-9
Reference Count: 0
Report to the State Department of Education Task Force on Migrant Education.
Rollason, Wendell N.
The report presents Redlands Christian Migrant Association's (RCMA's) position on Florida's Migrant Education Program, the program changes sought by RCMA, and background and back-up materials. The packet of materials includes brief discussions of the background and reactivation of the Task Force on Migrant Education; State Board of Education instructions to the Task Force; memos of instructions from Florida's Bureau of Compensatory Education to selected superintendents and agency heads; transcript excerpts from the April 5 and 19 meetings of RCMA with the State Board of Education; a federal review of Florida's migrant education program and the state's response; various compilations of statistics on Florida's migrant children; and pertinent news clippings. The report also provides a memorandum from the Florida Department of Education on the benefits of the Early Childhood Program; an excerpt from the report "What Effective Schooling Research Says to Migrant Education Program Planners" (by William G. Savard and Kathleen Cotton) discussing parent participation in instructional programs; the State Cabinet's concerns about school children and the schools; a "bill analysis" of State Representative Bob Johnson's bill creating the Dropout Prevention Target Program and a copy of the bill itself; "A Study of Florida Secondary School Dropouts," a final report by MGT of America, Inc.; and a table entitled "Survival Ratios by Grade Groups for the Total School Population and Identified Migrants 1979-1982." (NQA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Family Characteristics, Migrant Education, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, State Action, State Programs
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Immokalee, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Redlands Christian Migrant Association