ERIC Number: ED480840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Out-of-School Youth. Proceedings Report: Seminar on Migrant Out-of-School Youth (Portland, Oregon, June 6-8, 2002).
Ward, Patricia A.
A seminar on migrant out-of-school youth was organized based on a survey of migrant education practitioners. Seminar participants heard speakers discuss questions raised by the survey, then met in strategy groups to develop recommendations. This report summarizes questions and recommendations in the four major areas discussed: (1) identification and recruitment of out-of-school youth (best recruiting models for dropouts and youth here to work, roles and responsibilities of various agencies, language differences, recruiter safety and wages, locating hard-to-find youth, working with uncooperative employers, building trust, and working with school districts); (2) providing English instruction, basic skills instruction, health services, advocacy, and instruction in consumer skills (sustaining youth engagement with services, training and retaining staff, building partnerships with employers, determining the skill levels and needs of youth, reconnecting dropouts with the school system, dealing with distance and time constraints, and overcoming problems with local education agencies); (3) collaborating at the state and local levels; and (4) policy issues related to states' active recruitment of out-of-school youth, priority of service for out-of-school youth versus more traditional migrant students, whether out-of-school youth should be included in the high school graduation goal for migrant students, and expenditure of funds. Appendices describe successful programs for out-of-school migrant youth in six states and list seminar participants and members of the Interstate Migrant Education Council. (SV)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Identification, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Student Recruitment
For full text: http://en1.endiva.net/migedimec/files/literature/1492.5824_outofschoolyouth.pdf/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Note: Produced by the Interstate Migrant Education Council.