ERIC Number: ED216826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Training Migrant Parents to Participate in the Total Development of Their Children.
This process model for training migrant parents to participate in the total development of their children can be used by those who wish to plan and/or improve the training process. Successful migrant training programs are shown to require: involvement of competent, action-oriented people; effective communication; planners who are skilled in determining needs; access to school facilities; and assurance of a commitment of the migrant parents. Three fundamental criteria for a comprehensive training model are provided: (1) the school and the parent must demonstrate a common concern for the child's welfare; (2) the model must supplement and enrich existing educational programs; and (3) the model must broaden learning opportunities. Seven basic steps in planning a model are discussed: determining need, preparing objectives, identifying resources, designing a program, recruiting migrant parents, orientation and training program, and evaluation. A list of teacher and migrant parent responsibilities are incorporated into the text, along with a list of ways to show appreciation to migrant parents who participate. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Migrant Child Education Conference (16th, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 24-29, 1982).