ERIC Number: ED045280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Children at the Crossroad. A Report on State Programs for the Education of Migrant Children Under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
The booklet, a report on state programs for education of migrant children under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, is divided into 7 chapters: "The Horror and the Hope,""Scenes Behind the Tarpaper,""Who They Are: The Parents,""Who They Are: The Children,""The Schools: The Challenge,""The Schools: Accepting the Challenge," and "Some Closeups." The report briefly describes migrant educational programs in various sections of the country and the appalling social and economic conditions affecting the lives of migrants. Also listed are areas which reflect a need for more national coordination: (1) expansion of programs to include nonmigrant unemployed agricultural and seasonal workers; (2) more ways to interest and involve adult migrants in education; (3) bilingual, bicultural tests and curriculum materials drawn from the migrant life experience; (4) a new formula for computing the number of eligible students to be served by a state; (5) improvement in migrant home life--sanitation, nutrition, etc.; (6) stronger child labor laws to keep children from the fields; (7) more funds for preschool children, from birth to age 3; (8) better interstate coordination, exchange of teachers and techniques; and (9) more consideration for the strong possibility that many of the children may not grow up to be migrants, if for no other reason than the lack of demand for farm labor. (EJ)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Blacks, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education, Migrant Problems, Migrant Workers, Social Isolation, Socioeconomic Influences, State Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE 5.237:37062, $0.65)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.