ERIC Number: ED357943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-14
Reference Count: N/A
Fresno State Language Immersion Program 1992. Participant Profiles.
California State Univ., Fresno. Univ. Migrant Services.
The Language Immersion Program took place during the summer of 1992 with migrant farmworker students who were attending California State University at Fresno (CSUF) and were enrolled in the University Migrant Services. During the first 3 weeks, the participants produced a video to promote higher education and addressing high school students and farmworking, Spanish-speaking parents. During the remaining 5 weeks, they provided CSUF campus tours and orientations to entering college students and students from Fresno County elementary and high schools. The booklet of participant profiles, accompanied by a videotape, presents personal narratives from 27 Fresno students and 3 language immersion program supervisors. These narratives tell how the individuals have struggled as members of migrant families and as students in the educational system. The videotape, titled "Yes, I Can," portrays Hispanic graduating high school students and Fresno State students discussing college attendance. They discuss issues related to financial aid, green cards, high school course requirements, other entrance requirements, and extracurricular activities. Fresno students introduce the University Migrant Services and suggest ways to make parents more receptive to college attendance. (KS)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Students, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Migrant Youth, Personal Narratives, Second Language Programs
University Migrant Services, 5150 North Maple Ave., Fresno, CA 93740-0067 (10-minute videotape in Spanish and English $5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Private Industry Council, Fresno, CA.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Fresno. Univ. Migrant Services.