ERIC Number: ED317333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Glendive Migrant Program. Dedicated to Meeting the Needs of Migrant Children and Their Families.
The Glendive Migrant Program, a 1989 exemplary Chapter 1 program, is a 5-week summer project serving the children of migrant families working in a 60-mile area along the Yellowstone River valley, Montana. The program serves approximately 110 students, ages 1-18. Instructors, supervisors, and aides work with nursery, preschool, and elementary-age children at a local school, while an outreach instructor serves secondary students in the evenings. The program stresses basic skills development in reading, oral language, and mathematics, but also provides experiences in music, art, physical education, and career education. Student information is coordinated through both the Migrant Student Record Transfer System and contact with school personnel in Texas (home state of 90% of program participants). Glendive residents show extraordinary appreciation for the role of migrant families in the area, host a picnic for migrant families each June, and share their expertise and talents as guest speakers at the school. Other program features include strong leadership, experienced staff, inservice professional development activities, parental involvement, appropriate instructional materials, high expectations for student's learning and behavior, positive classroom environment, maximum use of learning time, close monitoring of student progress, regular feedback and reinforcement, recognition and rewards for student and teacher excellence, and extensive evaluation of program effectiveness. Three graphs report data on program effectiveness. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana