ERIC Number: ED168757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Study for the State of Arkansas to Define Movement Patterns of Migrant Students.
Davis, Benjamin G.
In 1978 the Arkansas Migrant Education Program provided educational, health, nutritional and social services to some 10,000 migrant students. Using the Migrant Student Record Transfer System, a study was conducted to determine the dimensions of the flow of migrant children to and from other states month by month, the principal movement patterns, and the extent of intrastate movement. In 1978, 5,189 migrant students entered Arkansas and 4,404 departed. Two Texas counties, Hidalgo and Cameron, accounted for more than half of all entries and departures, and the states of Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Indiana accounted for approximately 95% of the interstate movement. Almost 42% of all students entering were at the secondary level, a figure significantly larger than typically found in other states. Although migrant students moved 9,961 times within the state in 1978, the average number of movements was relatively low, with over half of the students moving only one time during the year and over 3,000 showing no movement. Over 90% of the intrastate moves were within the individual counties. Among the recommendations for improving the program was a review of secondary education to determine the reasons for its success and dissemination of that information to other states. This document uses many charts and maps to present study data on numbers, destinations, origins, grade levels, monthly breakdowns, and flow patterns of migrant students. (DS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lewis (D. A.) Associates, Inc., Clinton, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas