ERIC Number: ED209031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Title I Migrant Education Program.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Focusing on examples of progress and requirements for the future, the briefing paper summarizes Title I Migrant Education Program efforts to identify and meet specific needs of migrant children. Since its inception in FY 1967, the Title I program has expanded to encompass 49 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D. C., growing from a $10 million program serving about 80,000 children to a $245 million FY 1981 program with almost 600,000 participants. Continuity of instruction is a top priority with a special focus on the individual educational problems of each child. The 1974 establishment of the Migrant Student Record Transfer System facilitates these tasks. Innovative, creative ideas impacting migrant education include production in Florida of a film depicting what it is like to be a migrant child, development in California of a college student mini-corps providing summer program assistance, and a New Jersey mobile industrial training program for migrant youth. For continued progress in migrant education, interstate coordination and development in areas such as career education, urban school migrant services, and a nationally accepted high school credit transfer system must occur. (NEC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Resource Allocation, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.