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Migrant education : a reference handbook
Gouwens, Judith A.
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Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, [2001]

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xvii, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
Chronology -- Migrant education in the United States : a historical perspective -- Migrant education programs today -- Exemplary and innovative migrant education programs -- Putting it all together : Net-TLC+ -- Directory of organizations, associations, and government agencies -- Print and nonprint resources.
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A comprehensive reference describing the educational issues faced by migrant workers and the economic, political, sociological, and language issues schools and educators face in trying to address migrant needs.

* Includes examples of exemplary and innovative migrant education programs such as the Migrant Leadership Academy and the Florida Migrant Education Summer Institute

* Provides a directory of organizations, associations, and government agencies involved in administering migrant education, assistance, and advocacy for educational, health, and other opportunities

Author Notes

Judith A. Gouwens is assistant professor of education at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.

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Booklist Review

These additions to the Contemporary Education Issues series address hot topics, providing ample background information along with lists of various types of resources. RBB.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-The core of each of these titles is a well-written, cogently argued point of view. In her introductory chapter, Gouwens identifies and defines what she means by migrant children, the conditions they face, and the quality of their schools. She follows this information with an extensive discussion of the historical efforts and problems in serving this population, the programs that are in place for them, and some exemplary programs. She offers recommendations for improving the quality of educational services to migrant children and concludes with an annotated list of agencies and organizations that assist them. Assessment focuses on the movement, begun in the 1980s, to reform testing procedures in schools. Janesick strongly asserts that "typical" assessment methods (i.e., standardized tests) are grievously flawed and that alternative methods, particularly those based on student portfolios, represent authentic assessment. She makes an excellent, passionate case that is well documented. Both of these reference handbooks present only one side of the debate, despite subtitles that might suggest otherwise. However, they include substantial annotated bibliographies for book and other resources. School and public libraries will want these volumes for students and professionals exploring some of the central issues in education today.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Prefacep. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Who Are Migrant Workers in the United States?p. 3
How Do the Conditions of Migrant Labor Put Migrant Children, Youth, and Families At Risk of Educational Failure?p. 13
Where Are the Schools that Serve Migrant Children and Youth?p. 19
Referencesp. 21
Notep. 23
Chapter 2 Chronologyp. 25
Chapter 3 Migrant Education in the United States: A Historical Perspectivep. 33
Early Efforts at Migrant Educationp. 33
Migrant Education Since the 1966 Migrant Education Amendmentp. 36
The Identification of Migrant Children and Youth and Migrant Education Program Fundingp. 37
Meeting the Educational Needs of Migrant Children and Youthp. 44
Interstate and Intrastate Coordination and Collaborationp. 48
Other Programs that Support the Education of Migrant Children and Youthp. 49
Early Childhood and Family Literacy Programsp. 54
Support for Secondary and Postsecondary Educationp. 56
Adult Educationp. 58
Interstate Coordination and Collaborationp. 60
Binational Migrant Education Programsp. 61
Transfer of Recordsp. 64
Technical Assistance for Migrant Education Programsp. 66
Migrant Health Servicesp. 67
Equityp. 67
Referencesp. 70
Chapter 4 Migrant Education Programs Todayp. 75
Identification and Recruitment of Studentsp. 77
Schoolwide Programsp. 81
Interstate and Binational Coordination and Collaborationp. 84
CAIRp. 85
The Upper Midwest Consortiump. 85
East Atlantic-Caribbean Consortiump. 85
Interstate, Intrastate, and Interagency Coordinationp. 86
Technology, in Migrant Educationp. 88
Adult Education and Family Literacy Programsp. 91
Bilingual and ESL Programsp. 92
Binational Programs and Collaborationp. 95
Migrant Health Carep. 97
Referencesp. 99
Chapter 5 Exemplary and Innovative Migrant Education Programsp. 103
The Leipsic, Ohio, Summer Migrant Education Programp. 106
The Kusko Expressp. 109
Best S.E.L.F.p. 112
Harvest of Hopep. 116
The University of Texas at Austin Migrant Student Graduation Enhancement Programp. 118
Estrellap. 121
Conexionesp. 128
Migrant Leadership Academyp. 132
Florida Migrant Education Summer Institutep. 134
Referencesp. 142
Chapter 6 Putting it All Together: Net-TLC+p. 145
Coordinating Programs to Add Valuep. 146
Basic Title Ip. 147
Title I Migrantp. 148
Title VII--Systemwide Improvement Projectp. 148
Title IV--Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communitiesp. 149
Title VI--Improving America's Schools through Innovative Educationp. 150
Title VI-D--Class Size Reductionp. 150
Migrant Education Even Startp. 150
Reading Is Fundamentalp. 151
English-Language Proficiency Actp. 151
The Hill Foundationp. 151
Net-TLC+/ Colorado Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Grantp. 152
Web TVp. 162
Referencesp. 166
Chapter 7 Directory of Organizations, Associations, and Government Agenciesp. 167
Government Agenciesp. 167
State Agenciesp. 168
Other State Agenciesp. 180
Other Agencies and Organizationsp. 180
Mexican Institutes and Cultural Centersp. 187
High School Equivalency Programs (HEP)p. 190
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)p. 195
Chapter 8 Print and Nonprint Resourcesp. 199
Resources for Teachers and Administrators of Migrant Education Programsp. 201
Information on Migrant Health Issuesp. 203
Information about Scholarships for Migrant Studentsp. 203
Media Presentations about Migrant Lifestyle and Educationp. 204
Literature for Children and Young Adults about Migrant Lifestyle and Educationp. 205
Migrant Education Technology Grant Projectsp. 206
Indexp. 209
About the Authorp. 229