ERIC Number: ED086387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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You and Your Community. 1973 Sodus Migrant Summer Laboratory School Program. Sodus Central School, Sodus, New York.
Gadjo, Henry W.
The Sodus School District provided comprehensive services for over 300 migrant children from infants to teenagers, along with an intensive staff training summer laboratory school. The Day Care Centers gave 30 children a headstart with scholastic activities to ease adjustment problems when they entered regular school. To relieve the inconsistancy in the childrens' diets, the school provided breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Health services were also provided. Special instruction was given to teenagers. The main impetus was the Summer Laboratory School for children in grades K-6. The overall program of the Laboratory School was based on the Integrated Day Approach to Elementary Education. Behavior modifications through actual experiences between teacher-teacher and teacher-student were planned to make the staff strong advocates of a total K-6 program with the skills, perceptions, and insights necessary to engage totally into the adopted program. All the activities focused on the childrens' interests and benefits. Academically, the Wide Range Achievement Test produced positive results. The Teenage Program tried to use the natural pride of the students' home environment and activities to close the gap with their academic world. Migrant parents approved of the results and hoped that the programs would continue. (FF)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.
Authoring Institution: Sodus Central School, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York