ERIC Number: ED266004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
A Supplementary Secondary School Program for the Children of Migratory Agricultural Workers in Wisconsin.
Phillips, Kathleen R.
The paper traces Wisconsin's adaptation of the California Portable Assistance Study Sequence (PASS), a semi-independent correspondence type study program, for junior high and senior high school migrant students. Educational needs and problems of the approximately 500 migratory secondary school students who attend Wisconsin schools are described. An overview of national, state, and local migrant education funding and programs is provided and the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) and California PASS program are explained. The interstate coordination activities which led to the 1985 implementation of PASS and the Wisconsin-originated Mini PASS are outlined and the programs' features are described. The Wisconsin programs address migrant student needs in several ways, including compatible scheduling of work and school, academic and career counseling, social activities, respect for cultural heritage, and involvement of parents in the instructional program. Among factors necessary for program success are maintaining student motivation, preventing feelings of isolation, supporting parent involvement, coordinating interstate cooperation, and providing appropriate support services. A speech given in Spanish to 1985 migrant high school graduates is appended. (LFL)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Correspondence Study, Dropout Characteristics, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Independent Study, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Nontraditional Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Needs, Student Problems, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin