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ERIC Number: ED279469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Family Support System: Education in Its Broadest Context. Harvesting the Harvesters. Book 4.
Lawless, Ken
This fourth in a series of 10 study units for a Migrant Educators' National Training OutReach (MENTOR) correspondence course discusses the importance of family in the educational success of migrant children and emphasizes the need to maximize every useful form of family involvement. Designed for use in preservice or inservice teacher education, the unit reviews parents' rights to be involved in deciding what type of education would be best for their children, the role of parent advisory councils, and how parents can demand their rights. It discusses bullying and child maltreatment and the controversial issue of interventions by teachers, schools, and the state and examines stereotypes of migrant workers as alcoholics. Excerpts from personal narratives and research portray family backgrounds of migrant children and emphasize the importance of family in formal and informal education. Research topics include references repertoire (i.e., informal learning experience) developed in disadvantaged homes as compared to middle class homes, parent education, role of family in compensatory programs, parent involvement in early childhood education, importance of parental involvement regardless of socioeconomic status, building self-esteem in infants, and roots of racism in non-migrant families. A list of state offices of migrant education and a 39-item bibliography are included. (LFL)
School of Professional Studies, Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Potsdam. Coll. at Potsdam.