ERIC Number: ED356105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Migrant Portraits: Migrant Choices.
BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center, Geneseo, NY.
This document profiles the educational experience of 10 migrants who were faced with the decision of working or attending school. The problems they encountered were commonly shared by migrants: the difficulties associated with changing schools two or three times a year; having to work instead of going to school; or having to learn a new language. However, they all overcame tremendous odds to finish school or to achieve their lifelong goals. Each profile discusses their personal experience as a migrant, what they attribute their success to, and a message to migrant youth that stresses the importance of education and establishing personal goals. The profiles include a professional golfer; a professional football player; a radio announcer; a licensed practical nurse; migrant educators; a care provider; a priest; and a college instructor. (LP)
Descriptors: Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Experience, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Migrants, Postsecondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center, Geneseo, NY.