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ERIC Number: ED363492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Implementation of Managerial Strategies Designed To Retain Displaced Migrant Support Personnel into Newly Defined Job Assignments.
Leidner, Henry Robert
Due to changes in agriculture and the resulting decline in numbers of migrant families, many migrant programs must redefine job responsibilities and retrain and reassign migrant support personnel. This practicum was aimed at retraining migrant educational and health support personnel in the job skills necessary to move into available Chapter 1 Basic home-school liaison positions. A preliminary study documented the school district's decline in number of eligible migrant students and estimated the consequent loss of federal aid. A job skills inventory determined the skills necessary for the home-school liaison position. A review of the literature examined rationales and strategies for midcareer retraining. Displaced personnel attended workshops and skill development sessions, held on the job and after hours. Current migrant funds financed the retraining; migrant and Chapter 1 Basic funds were comingled since the newly trained liaisons would provide services to both migrant and Chapter 1 students and their families. Written procedures were developed for the retraining process. Currently employed Chapter 1 resource teachers were assigned as mentors and peer coaches for the trainees. The newly trained liaisons conducted a self-esteem workshop for migrant and Chapter 1 parents. Positive project evaluations were received from the trainees, their mentors, and parents. This paper contains 40 references, parent questionnaires, participant attitude surveys, and competency checklists completed by mentors. (SV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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