Rethinking Migrant Education: A Response to the National Education Goals. A Report of the Migrant Education Goals Task Force.Report as inadecuate




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This report presents the recommendations of a task force appointed to examine ways to improve the coordination, effectiveness, and quality of education experiences for migrant children and their families. After tracing the history and background of the migrant education program, the report discusses the current conditions and future expectations of migrant education in concert with the six national education goals. The expectations for migrant education are: (1) migrant students should enter the first grade fully prepared to learn and schools should be fully prepared to help them; (2) between 1992 and 2002, the number of migrant students graduating from high school should increase annually by 10 percent; (3) migrant students should complete the elementary grades with critical skills in learning and complete the middle school grades and enter high school with specified abilities; (4) migrant students should be provided stimulating learning experiences in science, math, and technology education, and every state department of education should have successful strategies for providing such schooling; (5) migrant students should achieve an academic level for postsecondary education, employment, or both, upon graduating from high school, and out-of-school migrant youth and adults should be provided basic literacy education; (6) migrant students should attend schools that are free of drug and alcohol, where students are healthy and safe. The report discusses specific issues and opportunities for action related to meeting the six national education goals and migrant education expectations. (LP)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Problems, Migrant Youth, Role of Education, State Government











Author: Friend, Ronald E.; And Others

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9693&id=ED352219







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