ERIC Number: ED114222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Training Migrant Paraprofessionals in Bilingual Mini Head Start. Final Evaluation, 1974-75 Program Year. Progress Report No. 7.
Initiated in 1971, this early education program for children of migrant farm workers uses the adult members of the child's extended family as paraprofessional teachers who have full responsibility for teaching the child. Professional teachers, employed to "back up" the parent teacher, help with training, curriculum planning, securing teaching materials, and performing other services which will help the parent teacher do a more effective teaching job. The program design as 2 components: the "mobile" and the "stationary" components. In the mobile component, the teaching adult brings the children together as they move from La Grulla (Texas) to various work stops in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Illinois and continues to teach them. In the stationary program, year-round centers are operated in Connell and Moses Lake (Washington) to serve the settled-out migrant who is still a seasonal farm worker and the migrants who come in temporarily during the peak seasons. Programmed curriculum materials are used to teach math, reading, handwriting, and language in Spanish and English. Weekly "placement" reports are kept for each child in each subject. The program has provided a significant educational advantage to the children served. This detailed report of program effectiveness covers the instructional, staff development, parent and community involvement, and materials development components and the management for an interstate delivery system. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Interstate Programs, Material Development, Migrant Education, Mobile Educational Services, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Intermediate School District 104, Ephrata.