ERIC Number: ED194249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Culture, Education, and Programs: A Review of the Literature Related to the Study of the ESEA Title I Migrant Program.
Fisher, Maurice D.; And Others
The two purposes of this literature review are to provide the Research Triangle Institute staff a thorough grounding in the migrant education literature, and to furnish theoretical and/or empirical bases for the meaning and refinement of variables and parameters for a study design development. Examined analytically are the characteristics of migrant culture and migrant children in order to identify and define their educational and social needs. Facts emerging from the classification and processing of materials are: the information is diverse and primarily descriptive, publishing dates are mostly between 1970 and 1972, very few studies are based on objective research, and few studies deal with migrants from specific ethnic groups. However, this review does provide a profile of migrant life and a summary of educational programs that have been described to date. Reviewed in depth are the following categories: background characteristics of migrant culture, characteristics of migrant children as related to educational programs and achievement levels, general descriptions of education and noneducation migrant programs, characteristics of Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I migrant programs, and evaluations of the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS). Further studies are recommended. (AN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Traits, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Needs Assessment, Online Systems, Program Evaluation, Psychological Characteristics, State Programs, Student Records
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.