ERIC Number: ED356928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
National Coordination Forum. A Collaborative Effort between Migrant Education and Migrant Head Start. Proceedings Report (Washington, D.C., February 6-7, 1993).
State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.
The National Coordination Forum was held to coordinate efforts of Migrant Education Preschool (MEP) and Migrant Head Start (MHS) to better serve the migrant preschool child. The introduction highlights the major differences between MEP and MHS (in authorizing legislation, eligibility, and program organization and administration) and the problems associated with those differences. Following the introduction, the background and the planning of the forum is explained. The proceedings summarizes the opening remarks, an account of the report of the National Commission on Migrant Education, presentations by representatives at the federal, state, and local levels, results of group sessions, and the keynote address by Helen Blank of the Children's Defense Fund. State work sessions between state MEP and MHS resulted in state-specific work plans. Common themes among the plans are: (1) collaborative recruiting teams; (2) transition plans for children entering kindergarten; (3) joint monthly meeting to discuss programming; (4) joint training of parents; (5) sharing of transportation; and (6) sharing of materials and forms. The proceedings report includes a directory of participants by state and a participant contact directory with addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers. (KS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.