ERIC Number: ED401056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns and Trends in Michigan Migrant Education. JSRI Statistical Brief No. 8.
Heiderson, Mazin A.; Leon, Edgar R.
This report highlights trends of migrant education in Michigan from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. Migrant education services include instruction in reading, math, oral language, English as a second language, and tutoring in other subjects. Support services include medical and dental screenings, career guidance, transportation, emergency clothing, coordination of food services, day care, and summer programs. This report describes industries that employ Michigan migratory workers (agriculture, forestry, and fisheries); overviews migrant education legislation; provides information on the number of children served by migrant education in Michigan; details the goals of migrant education; and reviews migrant education eligibility requirements. In addition, the report provides statistical data on Michigan's position within the United States in relation to the number of children served and program funding; program participants in terms of sex, ethnicity/race, qualifying activity, and migrant status; and data on migrant homebase states, intra- and interstate patterns, and monthly patterns of enrollment. The report finds that most of Michigan's migratory children are in elementary school; over half of migrants claim Michigan as their home state; since 1989, program funding has averaged about $11 million per year and the program has served an average of 18,500 children yearly; and approximately 75 percent of program participants are Hispanic. The appendix includes information on the location and type of migrant education projects in Michigan for 1995 and the number of children served by Michigan migrant education in terms of age, grade, season, and migrant status. Contains 19 references and a list of suggested reading materials. Includes numerous graphs and charts illustrating statistical data. (Contains 19 references) (LP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Demography, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Enrollment, Financial Support, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, Migration Patterns, Preschool Education, Supplementary Education, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Julian Samora Research Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan