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ERIC Number: ED405146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Pages: 142
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Opinions toward Migrant Education.
Hertel, Catherine Ann
A survey of 34 migrant parents and 136 regular classroom teachers in a Kansas school district investigated opinions toward migrant education. Following an extensive literature review focusing on the importance of parent involvement in migrant education, the community of Hays (Kansas) and the Hays Unified School District are described, and the development of the 44-item Attitude toward Migrant Education Questionnaire is outlined. Among respondents, teachers had more favorable opinions of migrant education than did migrant parents. Among teachers, more positive attitudes were associated with greater teaching experience and with not having migrant students in class. The results suggest that: (1) teachers of migrant students need special preparation in migrant education; (2) migrant parents need to know more about migrant education; (3) the unified school district should meet the needs of the regular classroom teachers who have migrant students in class; and (4) district personnel need more information about migrant education and migrant students. Contains 19 references, data tables and figures, and the survey questionnaire. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas