ERIC Number: ED111567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Community, The Teacher and The Migrant Child.
Friedland, William H.
Social, political, moral, and economic conditions of the community have an impact on the material taught and on how it is taught. Consequently, the teacher regulates his actions to conform to community norms. Since the migrant is a transient, marginally related to the community in which he works, it is often difficult for the community members to understand the necessity of providing education, health care, and other services for him. Therefore, this responsibility should rest within an agency authorized to deal with Federal and out-of-state agencies and to establish minimum standards of education for all migrant children. This center should provide the information and coordination necessary to develop specific migrant education programs and to train teachers to implement them. It should obtain data from private and governmental agencies concerning crew composition, migration, kinship, cultural factors, and point of origin facilities. This information should then be transmitted to local programs providing summer education in the form of suggestions for methodology and subject matter. Special classroom material specially designed for the type of crews in the program should also be included. Thus, the center would relieve community pressures by accepting responsibility for programs which the local areas may not be able to obtain or justify to its residents. (NQ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.