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ERIC Number: ED116868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 100
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Training Migrant Paraprofessionals in Bilingual Mini Head Start. Evaluation of Progress, Mid-Year Evaluation, 1974-75 Program Year.
McConnell, Beverly
Conceived as an educational experiment designed to meet the unique needs of migrant children, Training Migrant Paraprofessionals in Bilingual Mini Head Start is an early education program for children of migrant farm workers. Initiated in 1971, the program has two components: the "Mobile Component" and the "Washington State Component." The "Mobile Component" provides service to children from the home base community of La Grulla, Texas, both in Texas and as the children move with their families to northern states and back again. The "Washington State Component" provides year-round services at two stationary sites for both interstate and intrastate migrants or seasonal farm workers. Three key concepts developed by the program account for the difference in its success and the success of other models of mobile programs: (1) use of adult migrants as teachers, (2) use of a "mini" center concept, and (3) application of "coordinated or supplementary services" concept. This evaluation report discusses the program's progress during the 1974-75 program year. The outcome and process objectives are given along with a summary of findings for the following components: instruction, staff development, parent and community involvement, materials development, and management for interstate delivery system. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: 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.
Identifiers - Location: Texas