ERIC Number: ED080244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Migrant Students in Texas. Final Report, March 7, 1968--August 31, 1968.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
During the last week in April 1968, a request for enrollment information for school-age children of migrant agricultural workers was sent to 992 school districts in Texas. Texas was divided into 5 geographic areas: South, West, Far West, Central, and North and East. The 735 school districts responding reported a total of 46,368 migrants during the 1967-68 year. Controlling for area, enrollment figures were projected for the non-responding districts, increasing the total to 64,813. The information was coded, classified, and ordered. The survey indicated: (1) between 46,000 and 64,000 migrant students enrolled during 1967-68; (2) about three-fourths of these were in the South, one-fourth in the West, and fewer than one-tenth in the remainder of the state; (3) time and number of migrant entries and withdrawals vary greatly from area to area; (4) more migrant students enter late than withdraw early; and (5) more entries occur in September, October, and November with withdrawals increasing slightly toward the end of the school year. Entry and withdrawal data by area were presented in graphic summaries for primary and secondary grades. Selected enrollment characteristics for all school districts were presented in appendix form. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Enrollment, Migrant Education, School Districts, School Surveys, Secondary School Students, Tables (Data), Withdrawal (Education)
Southwest Educational Development Lab., 800 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Migrant and Preschool Programs.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas