ERIC Number: ED111568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Feasibility of Using the Existing Migrant Student Record Transfer System to Promote Continuity of Learning for Adult Migratory Farmworkers.
Roberts, James A.
The hypothesis that the existing Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) can be used to promote continuity of learning for adult migratory farmworkers was tested. After an initial and careful study of the existing MSRTS combined with an analysis of the new system to be implemented, it was determined that the MSRTS can be used. The hypothesis was documented through the presentation of historical data, present operations, program statistics, and computer specifications. Next a prototype data form (actual data to be transferred) was developed. This report discusses the: (1) development of a prototype form, and (2) technical and administrative aspects for implementation. Part I presents an analysis of information needed by teachers to plan occupational programs for individual adult migrants and an investigation of other retrieval systems that could supplement the MSRTS. In Part II, 4 areas are discussed: (1) technical aspects of utilizing the system; (2) the current MSRTS administration's policies in regard to expanding the system, maintenance of confidential information, etc.; (3) specific implementation guidelines and a time-line for implementation of the system; and (4) recommendations and follow-up procedures. A listing of agencies providing services to migrant adults is included. (NQ)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Computer Oriented Programs, Costs, Feasibility Studies, Information Retrieval, Information Systems, Migrant Adult Education, Migrant Children, Online Systems, Student Records, Transient Children
Geneseo Migrant Center, State University College of Arts and Science, Geneseo, NY 14454 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.