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ERIC Number: ED134374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Mini Head Start Program [1972]. A Demonstration Project in Mobile Services to Migrant Children.
McConnell, Beverly
Initiated in October 1970, the program trained teachers to use an individualized teaching approach to teach a cross-age range of children in a small group (six to eight children). Over the winter, the teachers received intensive training with the expectation that during the mobile phase they would be required to work with the children in isolated settings where they could not rely on the daily supervision and support services which would have been available in a larger center. By recruiting adult migrants as teachers, who were willing to continue migrating as they served the children in this new role, the program was able to scatter its teachers in as many directions as the families moved when the migration began from the home base site. The program was evaluated after two years of operation. Summarizing the evaluative data, this report covers the program's: (1) delivery system, (2) educational quality, (3) use of migrant adults as paraprofessional teachers, and (4) long range accountability. Overall the program has been successful. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Migrant Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Intermediate School District 104, Ephrata.