ERIC Number: ED100575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching Out--1974 Sodus Migrant Summer Programs.
Gadjo, Henry; Knapp, William
Experience gained from the 1973 summer teaching/training session of the Sodus Migrant Program constituted the planning core for the 1974 summer school program. In this 6 week session, 200 children (K-6) participated in individualized instructional activities and relationships focused on the program theme "Learning for Life." Academic endeavors emphasized reading and math with both pre- and posttesting. The food service, day care (preschool children), health, and teenage recreational programs of previous years were continued. A weekend camping trip was initiated under the teenage program, proving highly successful. Two pilot programs were initiated--The Parent Involvement Reading Lab and the Parent Involvement Home Program. Teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents were involved with children in the reading lab. Working with their children, parents became aware of reading methods and materials which could be utilized both at home and at school. Tested reading growth revealed 76 percent of the children had gained 1 month beyond their predicted posttest calculations; 22 percent had gained 6 months; and 4 percent had gained 11 months. The home program was designed to "reach out" to parents and children in their home environment; it involved weekly home visits and activities, a newsletter, and a weekly program evaluation. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.
Authoring Institution: Sodus Central School, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York