ERIC Number: ED431572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Child Advocate Handbook. Revised.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Migrant Education.
This handbook provides information targeted for migrant advocates working with the Louisiana Migrant Education student advocacy program. The handbook lists the advocate's job responsibilities and gives a job description for advocates. Because the advocate is a vital link between the family and the school system, it is important for advocates to make regular school visits. School visits address issues such as proper grade placement, missed school, needs assessment, monitoring student progress, and communication with parents. Tips and pointers for home visits are listed, including spending time socializing with the migrant family and making referrals to appropriate social agencies. Since the goal of the Louisiana Comprehensive Plan for the Education of Migrant Children is to help children succeed in school, the handbook provides eligibility guidelines for various preschool programs. Procedures for identifying and serving limited English proficient (LEP) students are given, including guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education. Secondary alternative schools are listed with contact information. Migrant advocates are encouraged to engage in public relations activities to promote migrant education programs. Items to include when sending public service announcements to the media are listed. Information on community resources and contact phone numbers are provided. (CDS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Migrant Education.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana