ERIC Number: ED194262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Education: Teaching the Wandering Ones. Fastback 145.
Migrant children experience special physical, mental, and emotional problems that can adversely affect academic success; and, because the school is frequently the only public agency directly in contact with migrant students and their families, it is in a unique position to alleviate those problems and to improve conditions. Migrant students need to experience acceptance and success. They need a good language foundation as the basis for reading and for all academic learning. They also need parent backing for attendance and achievement. Priorities for migrant education programs need to be (1) physical growth and development; (2) language development and reading; and (3) development of mathematics skills. This fastback discusses migrancy as a way of life; the plight of the illegal migrant, federal legislative directions, goals in migrant education, identification and recruitment of the migrant child, emotional growth and school success, and infant and early childhood education programs. Additionally it offers suggested teacher behaviors and classroom experiences that may be helpful in meeting the needs and developing the skills of migrant children, and lists readers and reading kits which have been used with good results in migrant classrooms. (CM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Illegal Immigrants, Language Acquisition, Mathematics, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Problems, Migrant Programs, Reading Achievement, Self Concept, Student Recruitment, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.