ERIC Number: ED194483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Challenge--Serving Migrant Children.
The children of migrant farm workers have been systematically deprived educationally, due chiefly to disclaimers of responsibility made by local, state, and federal bureaucracies. One proposed method to increase educational achievement among migrant children is through increased parent involvement. Parent involvement in migrant education programs is almost nonexistent due to a variety of factors: (1) The migrant faces an enormous disparity between the school setting and the home setting, and between school language and home language; (2) Migrant families are politically and culturally isolated from the rest of society and are frequently regarded with disdain; (3) Most migrant adults themselves have little education, speak little or no English, and are afraid of teachers and administrators. Migrancy itself is the definitive cause behind the lack of special services for migrant children. Migrant farm workers must be informed about the law, about educational programs, about the importance of what their and their children's participation can mean. (JN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.