ERIC Number: ED417919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Education. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v25 n2 Feb 1998
This newsletter theme issue includes five articles on migrant education and migrant students. "Creative Educational Opportunities for Migrant Students" (Abelardo Villarreal, Anita Tijerina Revilla) discusses the need to increase high school graduation rates among migrant students, the high dropout rate and low standardized test scores of Texas migrant students, technical assistance available to migrant educators from the comprehensive regional assistance centers, and strategies to remove barriers to graduation for migrant high school students. A table lists second-language acquisition strategies and activities for students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of English language learning. "Schools As Communities of Learners: An Initiative toward Creating Democratic Education" (Anita Tijerina Revilla) describes an initiative to improve schools along the U.S.-Mexican border by creating learning communities and partnerships that include students, parents, teachers, and local businesses. In "A Call from Beyond," LeRoy Johnson reflects on his youth as a migrant worker and the day he found out he was going to college. "Migrant Students and the Influence of Teachers" (Frank Gonzales) describes a library program of Spanish-language preliteracy activities developed by four teachers in an Arkansas school district. "1997 Exemplary Migrant Students" profiles two Texas migrant students honored for their academic successes in a booklet of 37 such profiles. A list of educational web sites dealing with migrant education is included. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Texas