ERIC Number: ED334873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Education for Adult Migrant Farmworkers. ERIC Digest.
Bartlett, Karen J.; Vargas, Flavio O.
This digest describes the population of migrant farmworkers, some of their educational challenges, and programs currently available to serve them. Challenges cited include the constant mobility of migrant farm workers as they follow the crops, lack of a national record system to track the progress of adults, lack of transportation, and lack of child care. Fear is also a factor; many undocumented workers are afraid to apply for programs even when qualified. The two main types of programs available to these workers are homestate and "upstream"--in either case it has been found that incamp programs with social assistance components are the most effective. The most crucial factor, however, is personal goal-setting, with instructional materials that capitalize on the learning styles and strategies of the students. The choice of staff is also crucial, and regular feedback from learners is important to keep classes on track and provide teachers with essential information. Recommendations are provided for additional services. (VWL) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education, Washington, DC.