ERIC Number: ED209029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Choices, Not Circumstances.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
Following a brief account of the circumstances of migrant workers and the status of migrant education in the United States, this pamphlet describes how the National Education Association (NEA) has impacted and will continue to impact the process of providing educational choices for migrant students. The NEA has consistently testified before Congress in favor of development and expansion of migrant education, preschool through higher education, and urges continued support for the establishment of a national Portable Assisted Study Sequence program. Fifteen state NEA affiliates have agreed to execute their share of responsibilities under the 1974 NEA Migrant Program including: establishing migrant education committees; monitoring migrant education at local, state, and national levels; seeking to influence state and federal legislation and policy affecting migrants; developing awareness of migrants' educational needs among members, legislators, and the public; and organizing to meet teachers' classroom needs through development and use of a specialized assessment instrument (the NEA Profile of Excellence on Migrant Education). Every other state affiliate is urged to join this effort to alleviate the circumstances of migrants and improve their life choices through equal educational opportunity. (NEC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Role, Lobbying, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Migrants, Organizational Objectives
National Education Association, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.