ERIC Number: ED044187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Somerton Story, Part I. A Progress Report on the Somerton Demonstration School for Migrant Child Education.
Skinner, Jann; Brunstein, James J.
You are invited to take a tour of the Somerton School District No. 11, Somerton, Arizona, to see what is being accomplished in migrant child education. The 1968 enrollment in the district consists of 950 students (kindergarten through grade 8) from the community of Somerton and the surrounding farms, ranches, and labor camps. The Somerton program, initiated in 1967, is an attempt to help solve the many educational problems facing the migrant child. Stops on the tour will give you an opportunity to see (1) the pre-first-grade language-experience and readiness program; (2) the health program which includes a school nurse as well as medical and dental care from local doctors; (3) three ungraded primary classrooms; (4) the school cafeteria which serves breakfast and lunch whether the children are able to pay or not; (5) the intermediate and junior high school programs which include home economics, industrial arts, and physical education; (6) the Resource Center, which is the heart of the instructional program; and (7) the inservice training program for teachers of migrant children. (A related document is RC 004 833.) (EJ)
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Classes (Groups of Students), Demonstration Programs, Educational Facilities, Educational Programs, Elementary Schools, Health Services, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High Schools, Kindergarten, Language Programs, Lunch Programs, Migrant Education, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Preschool Education
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Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Public Instruction, Phoenix. Div. of Migrant Child Education.
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