ERIC Number: ED212451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Mobile Populations in America: A Rationale for the Office of Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education. Revised.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
Highlighting the fact that a different concept in delivery is required to provide educational programs and services to mobile populations, this paper describes the special educational needs of mobile students, gives the legislative history that has led to creation of an administrative structure to fulfill those needs, and suggests policies and programs that should be implemented. Following a discussion of the unique issues involved in delivering educational services to migrants and other mobile populations, an outline of the various amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 is provided. The next section points out the need for coordinated program operations throughout the educational system at the national, state, and local levels from preschool through postsecondary levels. This section also discusses the Migrant Student Record Transfer System, the training of school personnel in the technology required for operating and managing a mobile education system, the development of a system to educate the student who is mobile while pursuing a postsecondary degree, the various programs which have been established for the postsecondary student, and the need for interstate communication and credit accrual and exchange. The paper concludes by recommending areas of needed research and a reporting procedure for the Office of Migrant Education. (CM)
Descriptors: Coordination, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Migration, Postsecondary Education, School Districts, State Programs, Student Mobility, Student Needs, Student Records
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I