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ERIC Number: ED481638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
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Ideas and Strategies for Identification and Recruitment.
Hanley, Tom; Melecio, Ray
The identification and recruitment (ID&R) process is an important element in the delivery of migrant services. Federal regulations currently require each state to find eligible migrant children residing within its borders. This chapter discusses essential factors that affect the ID&R of migrant children by educators at the state, regional, and local levels. Development of a realistic plan for finding and determining the eligibility of a state's or region's migrant population is critical. One key to a good recruitment plan is understanding the area's agricultural processes and employment patterns. The state's departments of agriculture and labor and cooperative extension programs can provide such information. Three major aspects of developing a recruitment plan are: (1) planning/logistics (deciding where to recruit, following protocol and regulations, targeting priority students, networking, and having knowledgeable recruiters); (2) initial staff training and plan implementation (the Certificate of Eligibility, liberal versus conservative interpretation of eligibility guidelines, assessment of child and family needs, characteristics of good recruiters, cultural and language implications, and community-based recruiting); and (3) monitoring and evaluating success (recruiter training and supervision, record keeping, friendly audits, and annual checks of plan elements). (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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