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ERIC Number: ED141002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
An Educational Needs Assessment for the Children of Florida's Migratory Agricultural Workers. Volume 1: Executive Summary - A Summary of Findings and Recommendations.
Klumpp, Edward L.; And Others
In order to provide the Florida Migratory Child Compensatory Education Program with information required for determining whether and to what extent the educational needs of migrant children were being met by the present educational programs, eight study tasks were implemented. These tasks involved looking at the changes and characteristics of the Florida migrant population, students' needs, subgroup differences, ethnic group differences, funding resources for migrant families, program objectives, the implementation of migrant programs, and changes in needs of migrant children in 1980. The comprehensive findings provided a foundation on which to base a coordinated, multifaceted approach to the addressing of the problems of Florida's migrant students. It was recommended that these findings be utilized as the basis for the formulation of a 5-Year Multi-Intervention Action Plan to meet the needs of children of migratory agricultural workers, and that the State Department of Education assume the major responsibility for providing the leadership for its formulation and implementation. This report presents a description of the methodology used in addressing each task and a summary of the salient findings and recommendations. Special emphasis is given to three of the tasks by providing a general overview of the needs of migrant students as a group, their needs according to subgroup classification (nonmigrant, former migrant, and current migrant), and the ethnic differences and characteristics. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Affective Behavior, Agricultural Laborers, Blacks, Change Strategies, Cognitive Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Ethnic Groups, Futures (of Society), Mexican Americans, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Program Development, Racial Composition, Resource Allocation, Socioeconomic Background, Spanish Speaking, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Migratory Child Div.
Identifiers - Location: Florida