ERIC Number: ED170106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Interstate Migrant Education Task Force. Third Interim Report: Findings and Recommendations. Report No. 127.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
In this third report the Task Force focuses on the whole child in an attempt to help all agencies--responsible for any services to migrants--improve the total range of services needed by migrant farmworkers and fishers, and thus improve the migrant child's chances for a basic education. The recommendations explore two topics new to the Task Force (bilingual education and health care services) and reconsider five previously unresolved issues: early childhood education, planning and evaluation, teacher training, public information, and information and credit exchange. Bilingual education, different from migrant education, should be available for those migrant students who cannot function in a traditional English language instructional program. English skills should be developed via teaching English as a second language. Health care services must be stressed in view of the high rates of early death and communicable disease among migrant workers. Among other things, the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) health record should match that of other health service programs. The MSRTS health records of migrant children residing. in non-Title I areas should be available to clinics and private physicians to promote the continuity of medical care. The Task Force will now present its recommendations to appropriate legislatures and agencies. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Agency Cooperation, Bilingual Education, Communications, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language), Interstate Programs, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrants, Organizational Communication, Program Development, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education
Interstate Migrant Education Project, Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.