ERIC Number: ED219192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Recruiting Migrant Children: How to Find Them, Win Them, Keep Them.
Poulson, Jesse S.
An important support area for any summer migrant program is recruitment. Recruiters must be able to meet people comfortably, know and practice good human relations, and interpret the school's program and philosophy. After informing migrants of their purposes and program, recruiters must develop a relationship with the migrants. How recruiters and migrants respond to each other, work together, and confront problems will determine the recruiting program's productivity and success. Recruiters must have information that will be useful to other family members and be prepared to deal with the many problems that plague migrant agricultural workers. Since recruiters will sometimes have to serve as liaison between the migrant and community agencies, they must know those agencies and establish rapport with them. Recruiters also must work within a flexible time frame because many activities cannot be carried on during the regular nine-to-five, 5-day work week. Therefore, to gain and maintain productive relationships, recruiters should be approachable; establish trust; contact as many parents and adults as possible to encourage their participation and support; be loving and firm with the children, but not stern; provide assistance wherever and whenever needed; and arrange expendable supplies, materials, and job-related equipment so that they are easily accessible. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Accomack County Public Schools, Accomac, VA.