ERIC Number: ED266005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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The Educational Disadvantages of Junior High and High School Migrant Students in Wisconsin. Part One of a Supplementary Secondary School Program for the Children of Migratory Agricultural Workers in Wisconsin.
Phillips, Kathleen R.
Wisconsin junior and senior high schools enroll approximately 500 children of migrant agricultural workers each year, but performance data shows that in 1982-83 twelfth grade service to migrant students was only 17% of the first grade figure. Problems which contribute to the high dropout rate of junior and senior migrant students in Wisconsin include lack of opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities, low attendance, limited English proficiency, lack of parental involvement, lack of home environment conducive to study, feelings of insecurity, responsibilities for sibling care, teenage pregnancies, early marriage, limited vocational guidance and academic counseling, and lack of coordination of class schedules, course content, textbooks, and recordkeeping between Wisconsin and homebase schools. A map of the major migrant streams is appended. (LFL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin