ERIC Number: ED176108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Needs, Barriers, and Evaluation of Secondary Migrant Vocational Education: An Assessment in the Southeastern United States. Final Technical Report.
System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
A study was conducted to identify the issues, barriers, and needs related to providing successful secondary level vocational education to secondary school-aged migrant students. Study procedures utilized the Delphi Technique with a 100 percent sample of local vocational and migrant administrators in all southeastern school systems in which migrant students were served through any program. Issues were identified by factoring suggested needs and barriers into conceptual categories. Principal study findings related to three areas: (1) there were few--if any--secondary level vocational programs currently serving migrant students in the region; (2) the major issues, in order of importance, that must be addressed in providing successful vocational education were (a) program design, (b) agency coordination, (c) policy, (d) migrant needs and characteristics, (e) public support, (f) staff development, and (g) funding; and (3) the most important suggested barriers and needs were addressed to the frequent movement of migrant students; the lack of appropriate, short-term curricula; the need for appropriate support, developmental, and instructional services; and the lack of community and parental support. Major conclusions and suggested future actions were focused in four areas: a concerted effort to develop comprehensive educational programs to serve all migrant children; a clear, national, interstate migrant student education policy for serving the target population; an increased effort to develop appropriate planning data about migrant populations; and a concentrated effort to increase program coordination between various LEAs. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.