Serving Migrant Students – Podcast Episode 7 | Classnotes Podcast 7
Classnotes Podcasts (February 14, 2007) Migrant students are perhaps the most educationally disenfranchised group of students in our schooling system. They are highly mobile and have diverse linguistic backgrounds, which pose challenges that our educational system is minimally prepared to address. Teachers and schools that integrate students’ culture and rich array of experiences into the curriculum find it beneficial to all students. But oftentimes, teachers of migrant students are unaware of the resources available to them.
IDRA has created an interactive CD and guide that provides insights about migrant students in classrooms and best practices within migrant education programs. Dr. Adela Solís, an IDRA senior education associate, discusses common misconceptions about educating migrant students and strategies educators need to use to serve them successfully. Adela is interviewed by Bradley Scott, Ph.D., director of the IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity.
Show length: 21:05
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IDRA: Serving Migrant Students
What Every Teacher Should Know about Migrant Students: The Harvest of Hope is in Your Hands
Interactive CD and guide ($10) developed by the Intercultural Development Research Association
U.S. Office of Migrant Education
Administers grant programs that provide academic and supportive services to the children of families who migrate to find work in the agricultural and fishing industries.
ESCORT – national resource center dedicated to migrant education
Migrant Services Directory: Organizations and Resources (2003)
The directory of services provides summaries and contact information for federal programs and national organizations that serve migrant farmworkers and their families.
The Help Kit for Secondary Teachers of Migrant English Language Learners
Developed with funds from U.S. Office of Migrant Education
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