ERIC Number: ED049863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Willcox Story. A Report from the Willcox Elementary School's Summer Migrant Project.
Henderson, James C.; Wilson, Alfred P.
The third annual 6-week summer school program based on the needs of migrant children in the Willcox, Arizona, area was designed as a result of a survey of local school principals. The survey indicated a great need for improvement in reading and mathematical skills, along with nutritional and health services. In the program planning, 5 age groups were used in classifying the children before instruction was initiated: pre-kindergarten, ages 4 and 5; kindergarten, ages 5 and 6; primary, ages 7 and 8; elementary, ages 9 and 10; and upper elementary, ages 11 through 15. Average student attendance was 142 for the program, with 4 teachers, 2 aides, and 1 librarian as the nucleus of the instructional staff. The program presented many varied "interest-activities" in addition to the main thrust of improving skills in reading and mathematics. Pre- and post-program achievement testing revealed significantly higher scores at the end of the program. A daily routine schedule, a description of a typical school day in the program, and black-and-white photographs are included in the document. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.