ERIC Number: ED319551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Current Practices: Future Directions. Outreach Meeting Report (3rd, Portland, Oregon, May 3, 1989).
This document reports on the Migrant Education Secondary Assistance Project's third and final outreach meeting, conducted in conjunction with the National Migrant Education Conference attended by migrant educators from across the nation. These educators have identified effective preventative strategies such as the elimination of grade retention, counseling, provision of role models, staff training, monitoring student progress, credit and make-up opportunities, and parental involvement. Obstacles to providing successful programs on a national scope include lack of money and resources, lack of communication and coordination of services, and lack of cooperation from schools and communities. Migrant educators have not made dropout retrieval a priority. They need to increase services to dropouts and to address the post-graduate needs of graduating migrant students. Migrant educators are often leaders in the initiation of new trends in education. Among these are the move from remediation to a challenging, but comprehensible, curriculum and the incorporation of more developmental and experiential teaching approaches. New trends indicate a need to provide direct services to the whole family and to include and involve family members in educational decisions. The imperative for migrant education to be effective leads to out-of-school supplementary services that increase the child's total learning time by extending the school day, week, and year. (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.