ERIC Number: ED326377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
What's Distinctive about the Migrant Education Program. A Report of Survey Results of the Interstate Migrant Education Council.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
A study by J. Bertoglio (1985) on the origins and history of the Migrant Education Program served as a frame of reference for a telephone survey of 15 state Directors of Migrant Education and other experts conducted in 1986. The general goal of the survey was to collect information on distinctive features of migrant education programs at the national, state, and local levels. The survey identified past programs that in the views of the respondents were useful or have met unique needs of the migrant population. Three general questions were asked in each interview: (1) What innovative approaches or noteworthy changes have been made in migrant education to enable people to meet the needs of this student population? (2) What noteworthy programs at the national level (interstate programs) that meet unique educational needs of students can you identify? and (3) What noteworthy programs in states that meet unique needs of students can you identify? This report presents the survey outcomes in five categories: (1) Family Characteristics; (2) Student Characteristics; (3) Administrative Modifications; (4) Information Exchange; and (5) Program Characteristics. Additionally, a summary is provided of respondent's comments regarding major pluses of the program, major unique features, and perceived needs and concerns, along with a list of noteworthy programs. An appendix lists names and titles of interviewers. (GGH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Information, Administrative Policy, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family Characteristics, Information Transfer, Limited English Speaking, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Mobility, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.