ERIC Number: ED118289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Work Experience and Career Education Programs for Migrant Children.
Guerra, Roberto S.
Of the more than two million seasonal farmworkers in the United States, nearly half are between the ages of 14 and 20 years. Although much has been done recently to meet some of the special needs of these migrant youth, they are still confronted with inadequate educational and training opportunities and limited career aspirations. In the forefront of what has been done is career education, a widely discussed but little understood concept among educators and public alike. By adapting the concepts of career education to the special and unique circumstances of the migrant farmworker, career education can have a positive impact on the educational process of the migrant child. This paper focuses on the philosophical and process assumptions of career education and applies them to the special situation of migrant children. Career education is discussed as a: (1) means of strengthening the relationship between the school and work, (2) means of easing the transition between school and work when the time comes, and (3) vehicle which will give migrant youth the opportunity to choose among alternative social and occupational lifestyles. (NQ)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Definitions, Educational Needs, Life Style, Migrant Children, Migrant Youth, Program Development, Work Experience Programs
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Blvd., Austin, Texas 78702 (Stock No. EC-032, $4.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.