ERIC Number: ED319550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Migrant Secondary Students: Outreach Meeting Report (1st, Silver Bay, New York, October 24-26, 1988).
This document reports on the first of three outreach meetings convened by the Migrant Education Secondary Assistance Project. The meeting addressed characteristics that affect the academic achievement of migrant secondary school-aged youth. Held in conjunction with the New York Migrant Education Program State Conference, the meeting provided participants from both sending and receiving states an opportunity to examine the characteristics of migrant secondary students that help or hinder their academic achievement. In the course of the three-day meeting, participants were able to describe the characteristics that may contribute to migrant students' success or failure in school. These characteristics include those of migrant families, of migrant youth themselves, and of the school system. In addition, participants were able to identify strategies for promoting success and to hear migrant dropouts discuss their own school experiences. Participants reached the conclusion that many of the "problems" migrant youth experience stem from detrimental behaviors, policies, or traditions in the schools. Participants recommended more emphasis on dropout services and secondary school services for migrant youth, more national consistency in migrant youth services, and increased coordination among state and national programs. (TES)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.