ERIC Number: ED270242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Students at the Secondary Level: Issues and Opportunities for Change.
Johnson, Frederic C.; And Others
This report reviews needs of high school age migrant youth, provides an overview of existing programs/strategies that address these needs, and offers recommendations for improvement of secondary programs for migrants. The report discusses affective, cognitive, program, counseling, and community needs and illustrates needs of four hypothetical migrant students. Descriptions of existing programs serving students directly include counseling, credit accrual, tutoring, extended programs, special summer programs, work experience programs, and postsecondary programs. Descriptions of services to school systems include policies responsive to migrant student needs, innovative teaching ideas, staff development, role models, and parent involvement programs. Descriptions of system changes at regional/state and interstate/national levels include funding allocations, service models, model programs, advocacy, technical assistance, and information dissemination. Recommendations for program improvement include establishment of counseling plans, use of needs assessments, career experience programs, improved migrant staff effectiveness, parent education, improved identification/recruitment of late arrivals and dropouts, use of Migrant Student Record Transfer System, increased funding, district policies for special needs, increased options for credit accrual, consistent data gathering methods, revised age/grade placement policies, and transitional projects for higher education opportunities. An eight-page bibliography is included, and extensive footnotes provide contact names/addresses for specific programs and other relevant information. Appendices provide addresses of program locations and state directors of migrant education. (LFL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Dropout Rate, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Migrant Adult Education, Migrant Programs, Migrant Youth, Nontraditional Education, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Remedial Programs, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Needs, Student School Relationship, Transfer Programs
ERIC/CRESS, Box 3AP, NMSU, Department 18, Las Cruces, NM 88003 ($7.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.