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ERIC Number: ED139568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Migrant Labor: A Special Report to the Governor and Legislature, 1977.
Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, Austin.
Covering the full spectrum of migrant labor activity directly related to improving the farmworkers' well-being, the report presents an overview of the different facets of migrant labor activity in Texas and makes recommendations specifically directed at alleviating many of the educational, employment, health, housing, and social service related problems experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The recommendations included that: the Texas Education Agency (TEA) increase its efforts to identify and recruit eligible migrant children at the pre-school and kindergarten levels; TEA implement additional tutorial, counseling, and supplementary instructional programs as a means to reduce dropout rates among migrants; the feasibility of implementing career education concepts in migrant settings on an inter and intra-state basis be explored; instruction continuity be a major goal of Federal and State educational agencies serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers; the Texas Employment Commission seek additional funds to expand their scope of services in rural areas with high unemployment and large migrant and seasonal farmworker populations; Federal agencies strive to improve coordination of services and make special efforts to service migrant laborers by re-examining housing loan criteria; and social service agencies implement aggressive out-reach programs to reach needy farmworker families, especially in rural and semi-rural areas. (NQ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Agricultural Laborers, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Educational Improvement, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Services, Federal Government, Health Personnel, Human Services, Legislation, Migrant Education, Migrant Employment, Migrant Housing, Migrant Workers, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Rural Development, Seasonal Laborers, Social Services, Socioeconomic Background, State Action
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas