ERIC Number: ED072876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Achievement and Attitude Change in Michigan Migrant Education, Summer Classrooms, 1972.
Eiszler, Charles F.; Kirk, Barbara V.
The extent to which the effectiveness of migrant education summer school programs is reflected in changes in the measurable behavior and characteristics of pupils enrolled in those programs was investigated at a statewide level. A sample of 773 6- to 9-year old children was used. Three dependent variables were studied: (1) performance on measures of specific educational objectives, (2) scores on measures of achievement-related attitudes, and (3) scores on measures of non-academic classroom behavior dimensions. Classroom teachers administered the School Sentiment Index during the first and final weeks of their programs and completed the Teacher Ratings of Student Achievement and the Devereaux Rating Scale at the end of the programs. Six bilingual field workers assigned to 5 classrooms each administered the achievement test during the second and final weeks of each program. The study's design required analysis techniques to reveal differences (1) between pretest and posttest scores for pupils in migrant education classrooms and (2) among the scores of pupils grouped according to the moderator variables of sex, age, and bilingual language performance. The findings indicated that the migrant education programs effected changes in pupil performance on specified educational objectives but did not promote more positive attitudes toward self or school. (NQ)
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Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant. Michigan Migrant Education Center.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan