ERIC Number: ED319546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Education, Interstate Secondary Credit Accrual and Acceptance Manual: Practical Guidelines for School Personnel Serving Migrant Secondary Students.
Villarreal, Gay Callaway
Migrant students graduation rates, although improving, are still significantly lower than those of their non-migrant peers. This manual is a comprehensive reference guide for Chapter 1 Migrant Program personnel counselors and teachers serving migrant students at the secondary level. Migrant students are those who move across school district boundaries with a parent or guardian in search of temporary or seasonal agricultural or fishing employment. The manual addresses the complex credit accrual and acceptance issues confronting the migrant secondary student. These issues affect the rates at which migrant students remain in and graduate from high school. The manual describes a number of state and interstate projects for secondary migrant studies. It explains the Chapter 1 Migrant Program and use of the Migrant Student Record Transfer System in sufficient technical detail to assist in interpreting, using, and reporting secondary credit data. Key problem areas for migrant students, including minimum competency or exit examinations, differing graduation requirements, and difficulty in accumulating credits, are discussed for the purpose of achieving more effective interstate credit accrual and coordination. The manual also addresses benefits to school staff from participation in the secondary credit accrual system and provides case analyses of problem areas for system administrators. This manual contains 35 references. (DHP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.