ERIC Number: ED194490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
The Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education: Policy Issues Paper on Migrant Education.
Cortes, Michael; And Others
The children of migrant agricultural workers face what appear to be unsurmountable barriers as they attempt to attain an even rudimentary education. These children must overcome the obstacles of poverty, mobility, economic insecurity, and linguistic disparity. Issues pertaining to the improvement of migrant education include: (1) expanding the definition of "agricultural activity" to include additional mobile populations; (2) involving migrant parents in their children's education; (3) bilingual/bicultural education; (4) increased school enrollment of migrant children; (5) coordination of migrant programs within the newly formed Department of Education; (6) migrant head start programs; (7) the role of the Community Services Administration; (8) impact of competency-based testing; (9) educational rights of children of undocumented migrant workers; and (10) the role of community based organizations. (CMJ)
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.