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ERIC Number: ED424082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 150
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Even Start Projects Serving Migrant Families: Resource Guide.
Gonzales, Miriam; Goldstein, David; Stief, Elizabeth; Fiester, Leila; Weiner, Lisa; Waiters, Katrina
Even Start was created by federal legislation to address poverty and illiteracy among low-income families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program. Migrant Education Even Start (MEES) projects resemble other Even Start projects but are affected by the special circumstances and needs of migrant families; 26 MEES projects have been funded since 1989 and 13 are currently operating. This resource guide offers steps, strategies, and tools for establishing and implementing a MEES project. Chapters cover: (1) unique characteristics and needs of migrant families; (2) the fundraising process, including typical application requirements; (3) designing and managing a project (assessing needs, establishing goals, choosing a project model, staffing, budgeting, involving parents); (4) locating, recruiting, and retaining migrant families in the project; (5) forming collaborative partnerships with other agencies serving migrant families; (6) curriculum development, instructional strategies, and assessment of participant progress; (7) professional development; and (8) project evaluation. A conclusion summarizes major ideas and strategies and recommends methods of capacity building--building strong effective projects that will continue beyond the 4-year funding cycle. Appendices include contact information for state Migrant Education Program directors, state Even Start coordinators, comprehensive regional assistance centers, and other migrant and family literacy resources; many sample forms; and legislative and regulatory text from the Federal Register. (Contains 44 references.) (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.