ERIC Number: ED039049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
A Synthesis of Current Research in Migrant Education.
Schnur, James O.
Purposes of this document are to present a broad view of migrant education which would inform educators of the current practices and procedures being employed and to provide impetus for more and better migrant education programs. The scope of this research synthesis encompasses the age range of the migrant (and his education) from cradle to adulthood. An overview of the migrant describes his economic status, family-unit philosophy, habits and living conditions, educational level, and social status. It is noted that education could help the migrant to broaden his capacities and master new skills. Existent migrant programs which provide elementary, secondary, and adult education are discussed, and emphasis tends to be on individualized instruction, English as a second language, and oral language development. The author devotes sections of his monograph to administrative developments such as interstate cooperation and record transfers, educational testing programs, health education, parental involvement in education, teacher training, and teacher aides in migrant education. Unmet needs in the education of migrants, recommendations emerging from research in terms of general education and curricula for migrants, and specific areas for needed research are presented in concluding pages of the document. (AN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Classes (Groups of Students), Curriculum, Dropouts, Educational Programs, English (Second Language), Family (Sociological Unit), Individualized Instruction, Migrant Education, Migrant Problems, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Parent Influence, Program Descriptions, Recordkeeping, Research Needs, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education, Testing, Verbal Learning
Manager, Duplicating Service, New Mexico State University, P. O. Box 3C-B, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001 ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.