ERIC Number: ED285701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Education: A Consolidated View.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
The condition of migrant students is detailed in this report, which points out that the problems facing migrant students are shared by many at-risk students and the recommendations for migrant students apply to many segments of the at-risk population. Chapter 1 outlines migrant student demographics noting racial and ethnic minority status, limited English proficiency, high drop out rates, frequent unemployment, and low wages. Chapter 2 outlines legislative and funding history from the mid-1960s to today's network of interstate and intrastate cooperation designed to provide the continuity needed if migrant students are to move in and out of many schools in a year and still succeed. Chapter 3 describes advocacy groups and the service network. Chapter 4 discusses the impact of the educational reform movement on migrant education and points out opportunities and pitfalls. Chapter 5 contrasts migrants' contributions to the economy with their hazardous work conditions, meager wages, low status, and poor health. Chapter 6 argues that federal financial support is essential for migrant education and urges a commitment to equal access to education for the migrant population. Appendices include brief descriptions of innovative migrant programs and a summary in chart form of state educational reform efforts from 1982-1986. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Government Role, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Migrant Education, Migrant Problems, Migrant Programs, Migrant Youth, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Quality of Life, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Work Environment
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: Prepared by the Interstate Migrant Education Council.