ERIC Number: ED116866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Training Migrant Paraprofessionals in the Bilingual Mini Head Start, April 1972.
The Bilingual Mini-Head Start program which offers service to migrant children and their families over a 6,000 mile circuit using a totally paraprofessional teaching staff, consists of 6 components: instruction, staff training, parent and community involvement, materials development, relocating delivery system, and management. An interim evaluation of the program's progress during 1971-72 was conducted. Because of the project design and data collection timetable, many of the program's objectives could not be assessed at the time as to whether they were being met. When this was the case, it was indicated that data collection had not been completed. Preliminary findings were reported when the preliminary data yield information felt to be a useful indicator of program progress. Instructional goals for children could not be assessed until post-testing was done. However, based on available records, all the process goals concerning the instructional program to be offered were being met. Training goals were being met although on a delayed schedule. Goals for materials development were either being met or were substantially completed, with the exception of the development of the cultural heritage materials which was behind schedule. Goals for carrying out a relocating program delivery system were met beyond the minimum standard set, and far beyond the level of comparable programs in offering continuity to moving families. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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.