ERIC Number: ED080243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Computer-Assisted Instruction in the Education of the Migrant Mexican American.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
The rationale and feasibility for using Computer Assited Instruction (CAI) with migrant students was investigated. Three major social needs for migrants were identified: to reduce the educational retardation and high dropout rate among children, and to improve the economic status of the family. Three projects were proposed to meet these needs: a CAI adaptation of a bilingual reading program, a basic skills in mathematics program, and a CAI adult literacy program. Each program description included the rationale, objectives, implementation strategy, and project budget. The major objective of the feasibility study was to confirm, or amend and refine, the findings and recommendations of the first phase of the study. It was determined that in order for an on-line computer terminal to be economically, operationally, and productively feasible, the following must be available: sufficiently versatile computer hardware, trained computer maintenance personnel, and computer programs that have successfully passed through developmental testing and have been both designed for and laboratory tested on students representative of the school population where it is to be used. (PS)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Bilingual Education, Community Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, Dropout Rate, Educational Retardation, Instructional Materials, Mexican Americans, Migrant Children, Poverty, Social Influences
Southwest Educational Development Lab., 800 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (Free)
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Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Migrant and Preschool Programs.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.