ERIC Number: ED219193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
"Harvesting Hope". Virginia Educational Program For Migrant Children.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
In 1975 the Virginia Migrant Education Program served migrant children from 21 states, representing different races, cultures, and mores. Two distinct programs were provided to meet the needs of both interstate and home-base migrants. Supportive services included home-school coordinators; counselors; physical, hearing, vision, and dental examinations and immunizations; and a mobile unit, equipped with recreational and educational materials and equipment, offering varied activities that spanned age levels. Instructional activities included movement education; an art program designed to give each child an opportunity to practice and develop skills in art form; vocational education which offered courses in power mechanics and home economics; and musical activities to develop knowledge, application, awareness, and the ability to synthesize. Cultural enrichment activities included a special presentation featuring plays, recitations, and dances at the conclusion of the summer program; two annual birthday parties to celebrate the children's birthdays; and field trips to the zoo and museums. An essential component in providing continuity of learning experiences for migrant children was the cooperation maintained between states. Data on the number of students receiving health services and on student achievement are provided for 1971 to 1975. A glossary of 27 migrant education terms and a 12-item bibliography conclude the booklet. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia