ERIC Number: ED344727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting Migrant Students Reference Supplement.
Johnson, Leon, Ed.
This document reports on a study evaluating the practices of identification and recruitment of migrant students. Guided by a 14-state advisory council, data were collected by ethnographic research of practice in migrant recruitment and focus-group studies of migrant families. The document consists of five sections each written by a different author(s) that: (1) assess the strengths and weaknesses of certificates of eligibility that are currently being used in 50 states to certify migrant children for federal programs (Luis A. Reyes); (2) clarify definitions of the terms "temporary" and "seasonal" employment in order to meet government guidelines when certifying migrant children (Neftali Serna); (3) summarize key statements issued between 1975-1984 by the U.S. Department of Education to clarify issues of migrant student eligibility (Vidal A. Rivera, Jr.); (4) describe the organization and implementation of recruitment from the State level down through various administrative infrastructures (Michael Reed); and (5) present the ethnographic study to examine the problems surrounding the provision of educational services to the children of migrant farmworkers in nine states (Robert T. Trotter and others). The document contains recommendations and notes special problems affecting migrant education. It also provides tips for successful recruiting and a bibliography. (LP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Migrant Education.