ERIC Number: ED116847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Parker Migrant Summer Story. A Report from Parker Summer School Migrant Program: Kindergarten Through Grade Six.
Pollard, Merel E., Comp.
Before the beginning of the summer school, a workshop was held for the teachers and aides to present ways to: (1) make migrant and American Indian children more aware of their heritage and (2) help them become more familiar with career possibilities. Objectives of the summer program were: (1) career exploration; (2) cultural enrichment (i.e., art, history, heritage, and music); and (3) swimming and water safety. The daily programs concentrated on these 3 objectives. Several field trips were planned to reinforce the career training objectives. Representatives from the 4 tribes on the Colorado River Indian Reservation served as consultants during the program to teach Reservation history, ceramics, jewelry making, and American Indian culture. Children had the opportunity to participate in controlled athletics every day and to visit the public library once a week. The 173 children were divided by age rather than by grade. Classes lasted until noon. A breakfast snack and lunch were served. An attitudinal test was administered to the older children as a pretest for self-awareness and as a posttest to gauge the change in attitude. The Monroe Oral Language test was given as a pre- and posttest to all classes. The summer program was very successful. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Public Instruction, Phoenix. Div. of Migrant Child Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona