ERIC Number: ED134383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Communication Needs in Migrant Education.
Professionals engaged in the field of migrant education need a strong central information network to provide information about various new developments in the field. Some of the functions of such a central network would be to (1) establish a clearinghouse and information center on programs, materials, personnel, events and other activities that are directly supported by migrant funds or are supportive of migrant efforts; (2) organize appropriate task forces or committees that would deal with relevant components of migrant education so that the profession would have an official voice at national, state and local meetings; (3) provide assistance to all major national, regional and state meetings to assure that the proceedings of these meetings are properly recorded and disseminated to the appropriate people; and (4) establish a professional association for migrant educators to voice their concerns, lobby for changes, and improve the quality of the profession and services to the children. The establishment of such a central network would contribute to the creation of a desperately needed organized line of communication for migrant educators. It would also eliminate a lot of duplication of services throughout the profession. This paper presents a detailed explanation of each of the functions of this proposed central network. Migrant Directors in each state are listed. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Centralization, Committees, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Networks, Migrant Education, Needs, Organizational Communication, Professional Associations, Resource Centers
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78702 (Stock No. EC-049, $3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.