ERIC Number: ED031354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Direction of Migrant Education as Revealed by Site Visits in Selected Counties of Six States.
Field workers initially observed selected migrant programs in 30 counties in Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas during a two-week period in early 1968. A two-day conference was then held, during which recommendations were made as to future direction in migrant education. Major strengths of the observed programs included a high percentage of bilingual staffs, assimilation of migrant children into school activities, and good vocational programs. Major weaknesses included a shortage of qualified teachers, a lack of an adequate definition of the migrant child, and generally inadequate materials. It was also observed that methods of recruitment of migrant school-aged children into schools varied both within and between states. In addition, very few examples of curriculum modification were observed, resulting in teachers relying primarily upon relating textbook materials to experiences of the migrant child. Recommendations included an improvement in transfer records, the development of multi-county projects in migrant education, the initiation of continuous inservice training programs for teachers, and an increase in supplemental services especially at the Federal level. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (EV)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.