ERIC Number: ED176935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Education in Mississippi.
Wolfe, Cynthia L.; And Others
Research in Education, v11 n2 Feb 1979
Since 1966, Mississippi's participation in the National Migrant Education Program (NMEP), funded by Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, has grown to serve approximately 8,000 eligible students through 20 programs during the 1978-79 school year. This report reviews the organization of the NMEP, emphasizing the definition of migrant families, program goals, evaluation methods, and the Migrant Student Record Transfer System. A portion of the newly developed mathematics basic skills checklist to assist in determination of student proficiency to assure proper academic level placement is illustrated. The state of Mississippi's services to migrant families over the past 12 years is described, including programs to improve the communication skills of migrant children, programs to expand occupational and career horizons of migrant youths, tutorial and remedial programs in reading and mathematics, and preschool programs to provide enrichment, encourage parental involvement, and assess child health, nutrition, and development. Detailed are the guidelines school districts must follow to establish new migrant education programs and methods for identification of all migrant children who are eligible for inclusions in state programs. Future state goals presented include establishment of an instructional materials resource center in Gulfport and local and state inservice training for migrant personnel. (NEC)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Career Awareness, Computer Oriented Programs, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Guidelines, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Welfare Services, Migrants, Parent Background, Preschool Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I